Apple may produce a 14-inch MacBook Air according to sources within the upstream component supply chain in Asia.
Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai from Digitimes claim that the company may start mass production of the device in the near future with the Asian market - particularly China - in its sights.
The sources noted that 14-inch models are popular in Asia where they make up to 40 per cent of the market share compared to around 25 per cent elsewhere with a 15-inch models being the most popular
Apple produces two MacBook Air models, a 11.6-inch model and a 13.3-inch model. Therefore one could argue that a 14-inch model would complement, rather than replace, the existing 13.3-inch model.
Indeed, the model released could be the first version of the new MacBook Pro which is tipped to replace the existing range of Apple devices.
The current 13.3-inch MacBook Air has a screen resolution of 1440 by 900 pixels, the same as the 15-inch MacBook Pro while the 13.3-inch model reaches only 1280 by 800 pixels.
The MacBook Pro range are not due an upgrade for the next four months or so given. Last year saw two MacBook Pro refreshes one in February and the other one in October.