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January 7, 2015

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

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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.

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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

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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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