Just one day after it became known that Quanta Computer (one of Apple's key suppliers) had begun ramping up production capacity for a 12-inch MacBook Air, images of the display for the gadget were posted on the Chinese website iFanr.
The photo shows the aforementioned screen in a proprietary metal case. To estimate its size, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 9.7-inch iPad are placed side by side. Apparently, the dimensions of the gadget correspond to the previously disclosed information about its dimensions.
Be that as it may, the device has two significant differences from the current version of the MacBook Air. First, instead of the backlit Apple logo, the back panel features a polished metal bullseye, quite similar to those found on the iPad. According to iFanr, this may be due to the desire of developers to save space and make the gadget thinner.
In addition, the display lacks the gray bezels found in recent MacBook Airs, suggesting a design choice for a one-piece glass cover. At the same time, the gray frame was present in the previous images that leaked to the Web.
Recall that the next generation of MacBook Air is expected to be equipped with high-quality displays (possibly classified as Retina), as well as new Broadwell Core M processors, thanks to which the designers were able to make the gadget thinner and reduce the number of ventilation passages.
However, according to other unverified data, the 12-inch MacBook Air will have much fewer different ports. It is assumed that only a headphone jack, microphone holes and a USB Type-C port will remain on the case.
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