Rumor has it that the Apple Inc. is apparently going to launch a completely revamped MacBook Air having a screen of 12 inches. Except that same old aluminum unibody, the Cupertino giant has redefined the entire wedge-shaped design of the MacBook Air, at least that’s what rumor suggest until now. The rumored features and specifications uncover a design that is entirely different from any of the portable computers.
It is without a doubt that the Air is the thinnest computer Apple has ever built. However, the company shaved off a majority of ports in this new model. To make it even more tenuous, company gave up on a majority of ports by including only a USB Type C and 3.5mm headphone jack. If reports are to be believed, this little reversible USB port will not only help to do the data transfer, but will also be able to supply the juice to the battery. Apple Inc is reportedly testing the new MacBook Air and will probably release by the second quarter of 2015.
Overall design of MacBook Air 12 is very much different from the current MacBook Air models, even though there is a presence of a wedge, the design is more curved and is having a lower footprint. If both are to be compared side by side, MacBook Air 12 makes a clear win in terms of thinness and design. It’s been said that these models will be powered by the Intel Core M fanless processors.
The major upgrade in the MacBook Air line would be that the company is going to add a Retina display in the MacBook Air 12. Before the iMac 5K was launched everyone was expecting Apple Inc to launch a newer generation of MacBook Air sporting a Retina display, however, now it seems like company is having something else in its pandora box.
One interesting thing to note here is that the market is yet to be filled with the products that are compatible with USB Type C ports, however, the release of new MacBook Air will not effectively take the full advantage of the USB Type C hardware. Since, USB 3.1 has a backward compatibility towards USB 2.0 and 3.0, MacBook Air 12 users will be able to use existing technologies.