Apple fans may could get their hands on the the upcoming 12-inch Retina Macbook Air in 2014, after all.
Intel recently announced that its 14-Nanometer Broadwell chips “will be on shelves for the holiday selling season.”
The 14-nm Intel Broadwell chip is precisely the chip that will reportedly be used in the new 12-inch Retina Macbook Air.
Earlier, KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable upcoming Apple product tipster, revised his 12-inch Retina Macbook Air projection to include early 2015 in light of news that production of the 14-nm Intel Broadwell chip could be delayed until February 2015.
Given Intel’s announcement, however, Apple could be back on track to release the 12-inch Retina Macbook Air in late 2014.
The 12-inch Macbook Air will allegedly have a redesigned, ultra-thin chassis, a new trackpad design with no mechanical button, and a contain no cooling fan because the new 14-nm Intel Broadwell chips don’t require them.
Check out some information about the new Intel Core M Broadwell chips below:
– The combination of the new microarchitecture and manufacturing process will usher in a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool.
– Intel architects and chip designers have achieved greater than two times reduction in the thermal design point when compared to a previous generation of processor while providing similar performance and improved battery life.
– The new microarchitecture was optimized to take advantage of the new capabilities of the 14nm manufacturing process.
– Intel has delivered the world’s first 14nm technology in volume production. It uses second-generation Tri-gate (FinFET) transistors with industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor.
– Intel’s 14nm technology will be used to manufacture a wide range of high-performance to low-power products including servers, personal computing devices and Internet of Things.
– The first systems based on the Intel® Core™ M processor will be on shelves for the holiday selling season followed by broader OEM availability in the first half of 2015.
– Additional products based on the Broadwell microarchitecture and 14nm process technology will be introduced in the coming months.