Rumor: Apple doubling order of certain notebook models

According to a new report by Digitimes, Apple may be ramping up production of certian models of its popular notebook line:

With the exception of Samsung Electronics and Apple, first-quarter 2011 shipments of notebooks from brand-name vendors will be lower than expected, according to sources from Taiwan’s notebook upstream supply chain.

Samsung has been performing better than other brands by taking up deliveries from the suppliers, the sources noted, adding that Apple reportedly is revising upward its orders with the volume of some hot-selling models being doubled.

Apple and Samsung are both experiencing growth, while other vendors are seeing notebook sales slow. Apple’s growth in the PC market has outpaced the overall market for numerous quarters.

The report doesn’t say which notebooks Apple may be ramping up, but TUAW’s Kelly Hodgkins thinks it may be the MacBook Air. I tend to agree.

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