|Mar 21, 2014, 08:27 PM||#1|
New Slim 12" MacBook and MacBook Air Updates Soon
A new forum post on Weiphone.com [Google Translation] has revealed a number of details about Apple's upcoming plans for its MacBook notebooks as well as some details about its iWatch initiative. The author of the post has posted legitimate leaks and photos of un-released MacBook hardware in the past, lending credibility to this new information.
The poster writes about the upcoming MacBook Pro line as well as a new 12" notebook that has previously been predicted, suggesting the future MacBook could be released without a fan assembly and with a redesigned trackpad. A MacRumors reader provides a summary translation of the post:
The author of the post also comments on Apple's much-rumored smart watch, noting that it remains in the prototype stages and is unlikely to see a release soon. That is in line with other rumors, which have targeted a late 2014 release date for the product.
Article Link: New Slim 12" MacBook and MacBook Air Updates Soon
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:31 PM||#8|
A new "slim" Macbook Air?
It's still not slim enough?
I'm all in about thinner and lighter, but when I buy a $999 piece of electronic, I would expect it to be a bit sturdier.
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|Mar 21, 2014, 08:32 PM||#10|
I'm curious about the lack of fan. Is this the ARM-powered MacBook that has been rumored for a while?
13" MacBook Air (2012) | 32 GB iPod touch (5th generation) | 16 GB iPad mini (1st generation)
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:32 PM||#11|
i would rather have rumours about displays that need updating and perhaps something new. The iWatch seems great but I will not be getting it at least untild 2nd revision. AppleTV suddenly got downplayed and so did iPad Pro. Hmm, would love to get 17"rMBP back
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:36 PM||#15|
If this rumor is true, I don't see the point of keeping the 11" and 13" Airs. Sounds like this is a perfect replacement for both... It also simplifies the decision making process for consumers and reduces costs for Apple.
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:39 PM||#16|
Will want to buy if:
-$1,100 or less EDU with 256 GB of storage. Might have to wait til rev. 2 for this though. Apple is always stingy on storage.
-"buttonless" trackpad does indeed have tactile feedback, and it doesn't suck.
-fanless design doesn't require a weaker gpu. I'd would really like a better gpu option for no more than $100 more, but Apple doesn't seem to like to do that
Don't care about it's thinness.
Last edited by Cougarcat; Mar 21, 2014 at 08:55 PM.
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:40 PM||#17|
No touchscreen laptop in sight? Not surprised since Apple never wanted to take that route for the most part. But messing with my Asus Q501LA touchscreen laptop on Mavericks (hackintosh), the launchpad is so nice going through the app menu, feels just like an iPad or iPhone.
edit: I'm just saying, it feels too good swiping through the Launchpad for me to think Apple isn't working on something here. I'm open to being wrong though.
But, as for real applicable use, who knows...
iPhone 6+, iPad Air
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:43 PM||#19|
I told myself I would never buy a 13" laptop again. But this would be very tempting. I absolutely hate fan noise.
Although it would be a long road to getting apps updated I bet.
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|Mar 21, 2014, 08:45 PM||#23|
My Air is the best computer I've owned (out of many Macs and a couple PCs). People at university still ask me about it, which is surprising considering its the cheapest Macbook and there should be many around. I'm excited to see what Apple has in store for it.
Hopefully new Mac Minis will be released at the same time!
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:46 PM||#24|
there will be no distinction between the air and pro
just have a line of Macbooks of varying sizes, all of which have retina
drop the pro/air label
same with the ipad. every new ipad is going to be thinner and lighter, just drop the air name
go by year, like cars. 2014 12" MacBook … 2014 9.7" iPad, 2014 7.9" iPad (or 10" and 8" for simplicity)
it's classier and minimalistic
|Mar 21, 2014, 08:46 PM||#25|
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