Rumored 12in Macbook Air with Retina Display may not ship this year

Ever since Apple launched their Macbook Pro line with a Retina Display, consumers have been pondering when it's younger brother would acquire this new high resolution display. Even with the recently updated hardware, the Macbook Air has not seen as many substantial upgrades that the Macbook Pro has. Most recently, a report from the Taiwanese website, Economic Daily, suggests that Apple was supposed to release a new Macbook Air model that is said to feature the Retina Display in Q3 of 2014, but it has been delayed.

Although there has been no information given regarding any sort of hardware refresh from Apple, the report explains that the delay was caused by a shortage of Intel's new Broadwell chips, which are supposed to be included in the new models. While there may be a shortage of chips, the report adds that the updated 11 and 13 inch models without Retina Display are still on track for release in late-2014.

While there is already a strong demand for the MacBook Air, a refresh that features the high resolution display will likely big a huge draw for the company as their MacBook Airs are considered to be an industry benchmark and by adding a Retina display, it becomes even more attractive to buyers.

Source: Economic Daily | Image via Apple

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