MacBook Air 2011 Coming: In Production, 55% 11.6-inch Model?

Being an Apple fan means keeping track on the latest news, especially when it comes to information regarding the developments on a new model. Now you may remember at the end of last month, Debbie reported on the MacBook Air and how prices had been slashed suggesting a clear out before a refresh.

Now through Apple Insider we have found a report that states Apple’s intentions to produce up to 400,000-second generation Air’s by the end of June. Ming-Chi Kuo analyst for Concord Securities reported this information.

It was said that the Cali Company would be looking to build 380,000 Sandy Bridge equipped units in the 11.6 and 13.3-inch sizes. With the smaller version increasing in popularity due to its lower starting price, 209,000 Airs will be 11.6-inch variants.

Apple will be looking to fade out the current model with a last 80,000 unit run, which added to the second gen scores gives a total of 460,000 units. In a report by Touch Reviews, Apple’s senior vice president, Phil Schiller, said the popularity of the Air has seen it expand quicker than the PC market every quarter for the past 5 years.

This latest model will see the Air grow from strength to strength, packing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which was shown off at WWDC 2011. There is also the addition of Intel’s 32-nanometer and Core i5 and Core i7 chips.

So with a virtual invasion of MacBook Air’s coming this way will you be signing along the dotted line?