Gurman Hits a Homerun with 12″ MBA Scoop

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9to5mac.com senior editor Mark Gurman seems to have set the internet on fire today with the publishing of an exclusive story about the much-rumored upcoming 12″ Macbook Air.

Certainly not new at breaking big Apple news, Gurman and his cohorts have provided renderings of the upcoming fanless MBA based in insider information:

Sources within Apple, who have used internal prototype versions of the upcoming computer, have provided in-depth details about the machine.

Chief among the surprises is an almost total deletion of ports (allegedly removed because of space/size concerns), with the only ports to survive the axe are a USB-C port for both charging and peripheral connections as well as a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

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While the screen measures in at 12″, the bezel has been reduced in order to bring the overall width of the machine to about a quarter inch slimmer than the current 11″ MBA, but about a quarter inch taller, according to Gurman.

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Naturally, the keyboard has been slimmed slightly to accommodate a full keyboard in a thinner package, but the comparison image at the site doesn’t seem to indicate a huge difference, but definitely noticeable.

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Courtesy 9to5mac.com.

There is no indication as to whether Apple will offer a retina display.

Rumors indicate a mid-2015 release, but some rumors have indicated that production has already begun.

I’ve been holding onto my 2013 11″ MBA as I wait for a redesigned MBA, and it looks like that level of self discipline won’t be in vain.

Throw in a retina display and I’ll reach for my wallet.

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