A set of leaked images shared by iFanr claim to show the display of Apple’s long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air ultraportable notebook computer.
As noted by SlashGear, the photo set includes a couple of photos that compare the display with a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 9.7-inch iPad, with the size of the purported component shown to lie between the sizes of the two official Apple products.
The 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to replace the 11-inch MacBook Air as a smaller and cheaper alternative to the 13-inch MacBook Air in Apple’s lineup.
It’s rumored to come with a substantial redesign that includes an edge-to-edge keyboard and a single USB Type-C port. This cannot be corroborated by the photo set, though, given that it shows just the upcoming product’s display.
The 12-inch MacBook Air is also rumored to feature a Retina display. But the source of the so-called spy shots didn’t reveal the resolution of the display shown in the images.
However, the images suggest that the 12-inch MacBook Air has a polished metal Apple logo instead of a backlit one on account of its thinness and a full black-bezeled glass front panel similar to that of a Retina MacBook Pro.
According to a recent report, the 12-inch MacBook Air could be launched in the first quarter of the year, as it has supposedly entered mass production at Quanta Computer, one of Apple’s Taiwan-based manufacturing partners.
Quanta is said to be recruiting more workers to help ramp up the production of the 12-inch MacBook Air as well as that of the Apple Watch, which is expected to be released before the end of March.
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