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Apple Reportedly Manufacturing Second Generation MacBook Air

Apple is planning to mass produce the anticipated second generation model of its MacBook Air this month, it has been revealed.

According to an article on Apple Insider (opens in new tab), Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Concord Securities, has revealed that Apple placed an order to mass produce the 11.6 and 13.3-inch MacBook Air laptops with Intel's Sandy Bridge processor this month.

Apple plans to produce a total of 380,000 units of the new Mac Book Air this month, with 55 percent of the units, 209,000 to be exact, being the11.6-inch model as its attractive entry-level price has made it more popular than the 13.3 inch MacBook Air.

The analyst also said that Apple plans to wind down production of the existing MacBook Air models in the immediate future, and it will only produce 80,000 units of the old model this month, bringing the total number of MacBook Air units being produced for Apple this month comes to around 460,000 units.

Apple’s MacBook Air product line, with an entry level price of $999, has been extremely successful for the company. With the launch of the iCloud service, faster SSDs, Sandy Bridge processor and Thunderbolt data transfer technology, Apple seems to have a winning combination in its hands for the MacBook Air.