Focusing on the design of the next MacBook Air model, Apple is making the biggest changes by eliminating full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors and SD card slots. Nothing is official yet but inside sources revealed to 9to5Mac of the development of 2015 MacBook Air with some detailed specifications based on the prototypes.
According to the publication, the unannounced MacBook Air is expected to pack a thinner and lighter body with slim bezels around the screen and keyboard. As the information comes from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, who has a reliable track record on all Apple-related news before it goes official, there is good reason to rely on him.
By losing all the ports and connectors, including its Thunderbolt and MagSafe, Apple is clearly looking at achieving a remarkably thin profile for its 12-inch laptop. According to the report, the upcoming MacBook Air will be significantly smaller than the existing 13-inch version and narrower and slightly taller than the current 11-inch models. The laptop will reportedly feature just one headphone jack and a USB Type-C connector for various connectivity options like supplying power.
Additionally, the screen will likely take a higher resolution and the keyboard and speakers will also get a redesign. The keyboard will compliment the width of the screen with its edge-to-edge coverage and keys will appear more compact without some of the top function keys, Mashable reported. Even the trackpad is slightly changed and dons a wider and taller look than the 11-inch MacBook Air.
To give a clearer picture of what the new MacBook Air would look like, 9to5Mac has some mock-ups drawn based on the leaked information.
Details on the new MacBook Air's release are pretty scanty but rumours indicate the laptop will start shipping mid-2015.