Apple tends to take its time bringing out new designs for any of its lineup, especially Macs. Hence why it’s no surprise to hear that we most likely won’t get a new MacBook look in 2013. The latest speculation states that we will get a new MacBook line in June, but that we should only expect the internals to be updated, not the aesthetics of the exterior. This rumor comes from the prolific source of supply chain information: DigiTimes.
Apple has issued requests for quotations (RFQ) to Taiwan-based supply chain makers for the revision of several notebook models including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air series in June 2013, causing ultrabook vendors to be concerned, according to supply chain makers.
The sources pointed out that the MacBook Air for 2013 will feature a new processor platform, but its industrial design will not see any major changes.
The source also expects Apple to ship around 17 million MacBook units next calendar year, although it’s unlikely that all of them will sell as Mac sales haven’t been much over 12 million units over each of the past two years.