Apple suppliers 'not aware' of 12-inch MacBook at this time, analyst says

in General Discussion edited June 2022
A display analyst with a good track record says he is "skeptical" about the possibility of a 12-inch MacBook refresh with an Apple Silicon chip.

12-inch MacBook
12-inch MacBook

Earlier in June, a Bloomberg report claimed that Apple was developing a smaller M2-equipped MacBook model with a display size around 12 inches. It would mark the first portable Mac since Apple killed the 12-inch MacBook in 2019.

However, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) has expressed doubt about the rumor, suggesting that Apple is currently focused on portables with larger displays.

In a tweet shared with his Super Followers on Twitter and seen by MacRumors, Young said that DSCC is "skeptical" on a 12-inch MacBook at this point in time.

"Apple's strategy for notebooks is currently 13" and larger," Young said. "Companies in the MacBook Pro display supply chain we talked to are not aware of it."

It's possible that a 12-inch MacBook refresh is in the early stages of prototyping, which would mean that information related to its release has yet to reach supply chain partners.

Although the original Bloomberg report did not claim that the 12-inch laptop would be a direct successor to the discontinued MacBook, it said that the device would be Apple's "smallest new laptop in years."

Per the report, the company is also working on a 15-inch MacBook Air based on the recent redesign. Both the 12-inch MacBook model and the 15-inch MacBook Air would sport some type of M2 chipset, and could be ready for a launch by late 2023 or early 2024.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,919member
    Long as 15" Macbook Air is alive in suply chain; big relief!
  • Reply 2 of 2
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,670member
    I wanted a 15" MBA since the day the first MBA was announced.   I stuck with my MBP from 2011 to 2018 when it died, then got an iPad Pro.  

    The iPad is nice and all, but It's no Mac.   Since I've learned to live with 256GB on the iPad, I could easily get along with a 256GB MBA with a nice 15" screen.
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