Apple could be readying to release a 12-inch MacBook Air at their ‘Spring Forward’ event, which will take place next week. Interestingly, the move is one that seems like it would fit a lot of the rumors that have been swirling around the Apple space over the course of the last several months, and with the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it would appear as though this could be the ideal time to release such a laptop, without taking too much identification away from their smartphone lineup. That being said, the launch of such an item might come as a surprise still given the fact that many are expecting Apple to focus solely on the Apple Watch and how that will play with Apple Pay.
A 12-inch model would make sense because it would bridge the gap that exists between the 11-inch Retina display model, as well as the 13-inch Retina display model that currently exist in the MacBook Air lineup. Rumors are suggesting that the device will run silently since it will come without a fan assembly. It is also rumored to be featuring Core M chips, which will improve the overall function and allow the MacBook Air to function without that fan. That being said, there are also rumors flying around that Apple will be updating the trackpad, which will mean better and shorter response times for those new MacBook Air’s.
It’ll be an exciting launch, but none of these details can be 100% accurate because the site that reported them has had a mixed record in terms of getting facts straight. While some of the information they have shared has been accurate – other bits and pieces have been less than accurate, so it will be interesting to see where this one ends up. That being said, if this device comes to fruition, it will be interesting to see how it performs against the other contenders in the Apple marketplace.