Next Apple MacBook Air Rumored to Feature 12-Inch Display
Apple's next MacBook Air will have a larger display, yet will be smaller and thinner than its predecessors, according to recent rumors about the new devices.The latest MacBook Air rumors—and aren't there always MacBook Air rumors?—call for the next generation devices to include 12-inch displays while sporting thinner and smaller overall device sizes. The overall size of the next MacBook Air will even be smaller than the existing 11-inch MacBook Air models, according to a Jan. 6 report by VentureBeat. "Rumor has it that sometime in the spring, Apple will release a new MacBook Air that will have a 12-inch display (it currently offers 11- and 13-inch screens), and that the design will be overhauled to make the laptop thinner," the story reported. "The body will be noticeably smaller than the current 13-inch laptop, but will also be narrower (by a quarter of an inch), yet taller (also by a quarter of an inch) than the current 11-inch version to accommodate for the larger display." Since its first iteration several years ago, the MacBook Air has continued to push the envelope of smaller, denser sizes, while also reducing weight and bulk for users. The next editions of the devices appear to push those goals even further, the report said.
In fact, the rumors insist that coming MacBook Airs will include an edge-to-edge keyboard that eliminates much of the spaces between the keys and the edges of the body, as well as narrower keys, a slightly differently shaped trackpad with no clicking sound, relocated speaker grills and ventilation holes, and fewer ports than previous models, the story reported.