It’s rumored this version will feature a thinner body, lighter design, and a display with higher resolution. The company’s sources offered an in-depth look at the rumored computer and a few exclusive artists renditions provide a glimpse of what we can expect. A 12-inch MacBook will be quite a bit smaller than the 13-inch version. It will also be a little narrower and a little bit taller than the 11-inch MacBook.
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A new look for MacBook Air
The entire unibody of the MacBook was also revamped. The revamp includes the keyboard, trackpad, and speakers. The new look takes cues from the 12-inch Powerbook first introduced by the late Steve Jobs over a decade ago. The purported MacBook’s keyboard sits edge to edge across laptop’s width. Each key was also redesigned to sit noticably together.
Apple to cut the number of ports on 12-inch Air
Gurman added, “The upcoming 12-inch Air has the fewest amount of ports ever on an Apple computer, as can be seen in the rendition above. On the left side is a standard headphone jack and dual-microphones for input and noise-canceling. On the right side is solely the new USB Type-C port. Yes, Apple is currently planning to ditch standard USB ports, the SD Card slot, and even its Thunderbolt and MagSafe charging standards on this new notebook. We must note that Apple tests several designs of upcoming products, so Apple may choose to ultimately release a new Air that does include the legacy components, though there is very little space on the edges for them.”
The Type-C connector is smaller and more capable than standard USB cables. This connector will replace Thunderbolt Display Port found on current Apple laptops. USB Type-C has the technology for drive display.