Apple might release a next-gen MacBook air soon and the company is now producing their new netbook, based on the note posted by Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The Cupertino-based company recently placed an order with its Asian partner manufacturers for at least 380,000 new gen MacBook Airs and are equipped with Intel’s newest Sandy Bridge processors that the current-gen iMacs are using. Kuo also added that the upcoming MacBook Air model will feature the Thunderbolt transfer technology, the same new technology used by the latest model of MacBook Pro and the 2011 iMac generation and Apple is reportedly producing 55% of the 11.6 inch MacBook Air……….
The second-generation of Apple‘s revitalized MacBook Air notebooks are scheduled to enter mass production during the month of June with an initial build volume hovering around 400,000 units and Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo exclusively told he Mac maker has placed orders for the production of a total of 380,000 Sandy Bridge-based 11.6 and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs this month. The new Apple Macbook Air notebooks won’t be redesigned but they will offer refreshed internal components namely Intel Sandy Bridge processors. According to Apple Insider’s sources at Concord Securities. Apple has placed orders for 380,000 total Sandy Bridge Air’s, a majority of which are 11.6-inch models for this month June 2011. Apple was said to be ditching Intel’s Core 2 Duo ULV processors for the chip giant’s new line of 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7 ULV processors and Apple almost never gives away any information or confirms any rumors for any of their products, the potential refresh for the Macbook Air is no exception. Apple is keeping tight-lipped but the people who manufacturer their products rarely keep too quiet. If any new Macbook Air’s are in production this month photographic proof is sure to slip out. Apple would be adding dual-core Intel Core i7 ULV processors from the Sandy Bridge family. Potential chips include the Intel Core i7-2617M and the Intel Core i7-2657M. Those two chips sip power with estimated TPD’s of 17 W a direct match with the top-end Intel Core 2 Duo’s Apple now uses for the Macbook Air.