2014 MacBook Air Retina and MacBook Pro Release Update: Top Killer … – International Business Times AU

“Apple stopped producing the 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2013 and will end production of its 13-inch model in 2014.”

While there are analysts doubting predictions from DigiTimes, there are also those who have been convinced about Apple’s possible for quite some time. According to some analysts, phasing out of non-Retina MacBook Pro will come eventually. 

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities predicted that Apple will focus on the production of 12-inch MacBooks instead. According to Kuo, Apple may concentrate on transforming the MacBook line with an  “ultra-slim clamshell form factor.” Kuo believes that Apple wants to make sure the 12-inch MacBook Pro will sport a similar display technology with MacBook Pro Retina. Other predicted specs include an Intel processor instead of an ARM Chip and framework similar to MacBook Air. 

As for the MacBook Air, recent Apple patent filing suggests that Apple may include a solar charging panel to its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineup. Solar charging clamshell will provide the laptops infinite battery life. People can charge it simply by exposing to sunlight.

For an overview of the patents acquired by Apple, check out the video here

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