The New Year is welcoming several new products other than just smartphones. Boosting the PC line, Apple has secretly been working on a 12-inch MacBook Air to add a new variety to its successful MacBook lineup. After an earlier report speculated the new MacBook Air's overhauled design, new images have popped up in the wild that add more weight to the rumour. Several photos of the rumoured 12-inch MacBook Air display were leaked by Chinese site iFanr that also include comparison shots with other iDevices.
The leaked images show just the display of what appears to a small MacBook Air without the keyboard area. While the display size adds up to the previously leaked reports, the screen resolution is inconclusive.
However, there are rumours suggesting a 2304 x 1440 pixel resolution for the new MacBook Air, SlashGear reports. With the help of the images, we can make out that the Apple logo is also changed to a polished metal logo, much like in the iPads, instead of a translucent glowing one. According to sources, this is to ensure the thinness of the new notebook.
In the pictures, the MacBook Air display is seen sitting alongside other Apple devices such as iPads and 13-inch MacBook Pro. It all points towards the new design trend that Apple has adopted for the 12-inch MacBook Air.
In line with earlier speculations, the images prove that the display is smaller than the 13-inch model but looks taller than the existing 11-inch MacBook Air. This will help Apple get a larger trackpad and a spacious keyboard.
Sadly, there are no images of the keyboard area to confirm the leaked specs about the new MacBook Air. According to a recent report, the 2015 MacBook Air will do away with all the ports except for a headphone jack and a USB Type-C connector. This design concept is ideally to bring a thinner and lighter MacBook Air.
The exact release of the new MacBook Air has not been revealed but recent rumours hint at the launch by the end of the first quarter. We expect to see more leaks ahead of the official release that may confirm or reveal new specifications.