While suppliers are gearing up to ship the new 12-inch MacBook Air in large quantities in the second quarter, Apple’s launch schedule remains unclear, the people said.
Apple currently offers the MacBook Air in two sizes: 11-inch and 13-inch. However, the company is widely rumored to be working on a new 12-inch notebook with a Retina display.
The new laptop is said to be considerably smaller than the 13-inch version and slightly narrower than the 11-inch model. The display bezels have been reduced in size on all sides. The keyboard sites nearly edge-to-edge and the keys have been redesigned so they are slightly closer together. The trackpad no longer has the same click that most MacBooks feature, perhaps to help reduce the thickness of the device. Overall, the notebook is said to feature a teardrop-like, tapered design that gets thinner from top to bottom. Finally, it's rumored that the device will have just a headphone jack on the left and a USB Type-C port on the right.
Earlier this week a report claimed that Apple will unveil the device at its Spring Forward media event on March 9th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.