12-inch MacBook Air may arrive in time for WWDC


The 12-inch MacBook Air may finally find its way into your hands this June. Photo: Apple

Apple could launch its eagerly anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air around the time of the Worldwide Developers Conference this June.

Claiming to have spoken with unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal writes that Apple will release its first refresh of the MacBook Air since April 2014 “in large quantities” during the second quarter of 2015, although no definite date has been nailed down. Suppliers are reportedly already manufacturing the notebook, and are building up supplies ready for shipping.

If this report is accurate, it is a bit later than the recent sketchy rumor from the Michael Report, which claims Apple will unveil the notebook at its upcoming March 9 event, where it will offer more details about the Apple Watch.

Although hardware leaks regarding the 12-inch MacBook Air have been something of a rarity, a few bits of information have slipped out, such as the fact that the notebook is likely to be thinner than current MacBook Airs by virtue of a fan-free design made possible by Intel’s next-gen Broadwell processors. The device is also said to feature just one USB-C port and a headphone jack.

Possible screenshots of the devices suggest it will come in three different variants, with the top-of-the-line model boasting an Intel i7 2.2 GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

On the display front, it is probable that this will be the first MacBook Air to pack a high-resolution Retina display.

As someone who uses his MacBook Air all the time, I cannot wait!