Apple’s ethos has always been one of simplicity, achieved by limiting the number of products the company sells and making the customer’s choice fairly straightforward. That could be about to change if sources in Asia are to be believed: Apple may be looking to launch a 14-inch in the MacBook Air range.
The source cites one main, simple reason for a 14-inch Air: Asian consumers prefer their laptops to have 14-inch displays. The thing is, Apple doesn’t really launch anything just for specific markets, so if a 14-inch is coming it’ll be an international roll-out.
The question is: is it worth it? The 13-inch MacBook Air is already rumoured to be joined shortly by a 15-inch variant, but shoving a 14-inch model in between strikes us as overcomplicating things – not very ‘Apple’.
Still, if there’s genuine profit to be made then it may seem like a worthwhile option.
All this does raise one interesting point, though: what with Apple’s known contempt for optical drives, what future does the MacBook Pro really have? It looks bleak to us.