Apple set to manufacture 400,000 MacBook Air units this month

Fri, Jun 10, 2011

News, Rumors

Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been on a roll as of late with his iPad 2 and iPhone predictions. Now relaying some Mac information, Kuo recently issued a research report claiming that Apple’s planning to manufacture 400,000 units of a refreshed MacBook Air model this month.

Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo exclusively told AppleInsider that the 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 analyst, whose industry checks have long provided accurate insight into the Cupertino-based company’s future hardware plans, notes that roughly 55 percent (or 209,000) of those MacBook Airs will be of the 11.6-inch varieties, which have proven slightly more popular than the 13.3-inch offerings due to their more attractive entry-level price points.

It’s also believed that Apple’s new MacBook Air models will sport Intel’s new Sandy Bridge platform processors.

via AppleInsider



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