“Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Sources within Apple, who have used internal prototype versions of the upcoming computer, have provided in-depth details about the machine, and our exclusive artist renditions of the revamped MacBook Air provide the first close look at Apple’s first major step in mobile Mac computing since the Retina MacBook Pro launch in 2012,” Gurman reports. “The 12-inch MacBook Air will be considerably smaller than the current 13-inch version, yet also slightly narrower than the 11-inch model… The upcoming laptop is so thin that Apple employees are said to refer to the device as the ‘MacBook Stealth’ internally.”
Gurman reports, “The new 12-inch version is 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. In order to fit the larger screen into a footprint about the size of the current 11-inch model, the bezels on the display have been reduced on all sides… The latest rumors indicate that the new MacBook Air will ship in mid-2015.”
Much more info in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Soon, it’ll be time to say “Sayonara!” to our beloved 11-inch MacBook Airs!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]