12-inch MacBook Air appears tantalizingly close in leaked pictures

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Your next Retina MacBook Air? Photo: iFanr

 

New photos leaked online apparently show the display portion of the forthcoming, eagerly-anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air: a device rumored to be Apple’s first Retina MacBook Air model.

In the photos, the display is compared in size to various current Apple devices, including existing MacBook models and the iPad Air 2.

Personally, I can’t wait for it! Feast your eyes on some of the other photos after the jump:

The 12-inch Retina MacBook Air reportedly entered production early this year, manufactured by Quanta Computer. It was previously rumored that the notebook may ship in iPhone-inspired silver, gold and space gray color options, though today’s images only show the one color.

Because of the lack of a complete system, it is impossible to gauge too many details about the model — although it is thought that it will boast Intel’s Broadwell processors, and a slimmer chassis redesign, brought on by eliminating the fan assembly, which is part of the reason the current Air is thicker on one end than the other.

The one extra notable difference visible from the leaked images is that the Apple logo on the back shows a polished metal logo similar to the one that appears on the iPad. This means that Apple could be looking to do away with the light-up Apple logo found on its existing MacBook models. (Then again, it could prove that these pictures are less than legit!)

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Apple will likely shrink the MacBook bezel, thereby giving more of an edge-to-edge display without expanding the display’s physical size too much.

 

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It’s considerably smaller than the 13-inch MacBook Air.

 

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Pictured with an iPad Air 2

 

 

Source: iFanr

Via: Slashgear