A new report by DigiTimes says Apple assembly partner Pegatron will be assembling an ARM-based MacBook. The report says it’s sources claim the new MacBook is codenamed “Star,” and carries the number N84. No specific production timeline has been announced.
Pegatron is likely to land orders from Apple to produce an ARM-based MacBook model, codenamed Star with a series number N84, according to industry sources.
Pegatron declined to comment on what it called market speculations.
The rumor comes on the heels of reports of Pegatron’s net profits falling by 50% in the first quarter of 2018. The company says it expects to get back on track in the third quarter, implying a new production line may gear up in the thirdquarter.
It should be noted that well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman has indicated that the “N84” series number is actually the model number for a low-cost iPhone.
DigiTimes has a hit-or-miss record on reports like these, so be sure to take this report with the proverbial grain of your favorite salt substitute. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else.