Spy Photos: 12-inch MacBook Air Spotted

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But it’s just a laptop and this is the post PC era, for goodness sake! That is perhaps true, but people are getting really excited about Apple’s long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display. Folks are also getting excited about what this 12-inch MacBook Air isn’t, too.

The latest rumors of the long-lusted-after 12-inch MacBook Air come via iFanr, a Chinese rumor/fan site. They managed to skive spy photos of the new ultra-ultrabook benchmark.

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Honestly, aside from the fact that it’s Aluminum and sized somewhat differently from the comparison current generation iPad and MacBook Air models, I’m not seeing much here.

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The one thing shown is that the 12-inch MacBook Air will apparently use the very same the metal sculpted Apple logo on the back of the display as current generation iPads.

12-inch MacBook Air: Think Different

That said, if earlier 12-inch MacBook Air rumors are to be believed, Apple’s next-gen ultra-ultrabook will be very different indeed. For example, although the display size will 12 inches, it will have the same overall device footprint as a current generation 11-inch MBA.

It accomplishes this by getting rid of nearly all of the bezels around the display and keyboard.

Further, the next-gen ultra-ultrabook 12-inch MacBook Air will also be as thin or even thinner than current iPads, which is kind of taking Apple’s “thin to win” fetish to a newly absurd extreme.

Lastly, the biggest difference of between current generation Apple portables and the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air is that the latter will have only one port — a USB C port that does power, networking, peripherals, etc, etc.

Crazy? Too crazy? But will you buy one?

Via Techno Buffalo

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