Pictures of what appear to be the display assembly of Apple’s upcoming 12″ Macbook Air surfaced last night, first spotted by the Chinese Apple blog iFanR.
There hasn’t been an Apple product in history (except the apple watch) that has not suffered the wrath of leaks. There have been front and back panel leaks, prototypes left in bars.. you get the picture. Apple’s new radically redesigned Macbook Air has suffered just the same.
If the pictures are anything to go by, this might be our best look at the thinnest and lightest ultra-portable by the Cupertino Giant.
The pictures show off a potential “retina display” sitting comfortably in the same classy aluminium casing with the new shiny, polished Apple Logo that adorns the latest iOS devices. Apple, we want the translucent, glowing white logo back. It sort of gave loads of character to the earlier MacBooks. The report claims Apple swapped out the plastic part due to an overly thin surrounding metal chassis.
The pictures reveal quite a lot about the upcoming Air. For starters, the comparison with the iPad shows off the impossibly thin display. The screen is now covered with an edge to edge cover glass with underlying black bezels. The design is similar to what Apple uses in its current generation Retina Macbooks suggesting that the new Macbook Air may sport a laminated LCD arrangement.
Not much is known about Apple’s plans for the new Air, but rumor has it that Apple is going to ditch all the ports in favor of a single USB-C connector. Another rumor suggests that Apple might unveil the new Macbook this February.