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January 7, 2015

Apple’s next MacBook Air will be 12- inch and feature an edge-to-edge keyboard


If you keep up to date with Apple news then you will know that Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air has been rumoured for some time now, but according to Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac it is very real. They have revealed specs and renders of a 12-inch  MacBook that takes thin to a whole new level and looks absolutely gorgeous.

The new 12-inch MacBook Air is set to be around twice as thin as the existing 11-inch model and as you can see from the pictures it is incredibly thin but still manages to keep the same footprint as the current model despite having a larger display. This is due to the awesome edge-to-edge keyboard and tiny bezels surrounding the screen.


One thing you are bound to notice when looking at these renders is the lack of ports with just the 3.5mm audio input and a single USB-C connector which is a bold move from Apple. Just incase you haven’t heard of USB-C it features a reversible design much like Apple’s current Lightning port that will allow users to plug in any way they wish. USB-C also allows transfer of power and a super fast transmission of video and data both to and from a device.

So what do you think? If these are official images and it has to be said 9to5Mac is a very legitimate and resourceful website then Apple could be making a huge gamble with it’s popular Macbook Air. Will consumers prefer the ultra thin design at the sacrifice of ports? Personally I like the new approach as my current MacBook Air us purely used for travelling but if it was my main machine it would be a different story. Let us know your thoughts below.

All images from 9to5Mac

Source – 9to5Mac


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I live in Scotland UK and have been blogging about technology for a long time. I started BeginnersTech as I wanted even the total novice to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. If you ever need help or want to ask a question you have come to right place.


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