Posted on September 22, 2014
Exclusive: 12″ Macbook Air Design Details
A source familiar with Apple’s plans describes the 12″ Macbook Air as having a noticeably thinner design, which may sacrifice the standard USB port. The source says that Apple will move to the reversible USB Type-C with this product.
The source also believes that the MagSafe port as we know it has also been sacrificed and that the new Macbook Air charges in a different way to what we’ve seen in current Macs, however the source wasn’t too sure whether this had been finalised or not.
The source also told me that the product is completely fanless which has helped it gain a thinner design, it is assumed that Intel’s Broadwell processor line will allow this change as they can keep at low temperatures and high performance without a heat sink.
The source also said that the display bezels are noticeably thinner on the product, “quite similar to the current MacBook Pro Retina lineup”.
The source also gave details on the design for the keyboard saying that it “it leaves almost no space on the side”, the source also mentioned the speaker location as being “above the keyboard and visible”, this design change is different to the current MacBook Pro with Retina Display lineup which has the speakers on the side of the keyboard, and the current Macbook Air which has speakers under the keyboard.
As I reported last week, the product is planned to arrive in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold to launch in Mid 2015.
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