The 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could be using an Intel processor that doesn’t require the computer to have a fan.
According to BGR in a report this week, the Intel Core M was launched once again after Intel revealed it in June and later in August.
BGR noted that the chip-maker announced it last week that will promote the manufacturing of “razor-thin, fanless designs with the optimal blend of beauty, performance and battery life.”
The devices will be available during “Holiday 2014,” which indicates that the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could be out around Christmas, BGR reported.
But Intel didn’t make a mention of Apple in the press release, saying that Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and also Toshiba might make computers with the Core M.
MacWorld, however, wrote that “people are really waiting for is a new MacBook Air with Intel’s Broadwell processor, and a Retina display.”
The site said that reports out of Taiwan suggest Apple will release the 12-inch variant in the third quarter of 2014. DigiTimes reported that Apple may have started up production in China, which if true, means that Intel’s Core M chips probably won’t be used.
Meanwhile, Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday. As Huffington Post UK points out, the iPhone 6 Plus is more expensive than the Macbook Air 11-inch variant in the United Kingdom.
The iPhone 6 Plus costs £789 and the Macbook Air 11-inch edition costs £749.
Meanwhile, MacWorld reported that Apple wants to redesign the Macbook Pro. “Now a report from DigiTimes claims that the current model will indeed be retired by the end of 2014, but according to DigiTimes sources the non-Retina MacBook Pro may get a redesign, and be slimmed down, while retaining it’s optical drive we presume,” it writes.