Apple is expected to launch a new version of their MacBook Air, a 12-inch laptop that is rumoured to be the thinnest yet for the lineup by the Cupertino company. Apparently it is made possible with the adoption of Intel’s Core M CPU, which has zero need for cooling fans.
A Chinese online Apple fansite, iFanR shows off leaked images of the new 12-inch MacBook Air in comparison to current MacBook Air and iPad Air models. The images did not show a fully functional new MacBook Air but we can discern some details by using current Apple models for comparison.
The new model is smaller than the 13-inch MacBook Air and looks rather slim, especially in the image that compares it with the iPad Air. Some Apple fans pointed out that the logo design has evolved into a new one – it is a solid metal logo similar with few iOS devices instead of the plastic transculent one in the current MacBook models.
Other sources, such as AppleInsider speculated that the new model features “edge-to-edge cover glass with underlying black bezels, a design suggesting a laminated LCD arrangement indicative of Apple’s other Retina quality components.”
9to5Mac noted that the model will be absent of old features such as full sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors and SD card slots. The site also noted that “approximately a quarter-of-an-inch narrower than the 11-inch version, yet it is also a quarter-of-an-inch taller in order to accommodate the slightly larger display.” when comes to dimension specifications.
Finally KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is often accurate on the release of Apple products in the past said that the new MacBook will be out by end of March. According to him, Apple is expecting to sell about 6 million units of MacBook in first quarter of 2015 too.
Check out the images below and for more images, feel free to browse the iFanR site itself.
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