The photos depict the claimed display and metal shell from the upcoming 12-inch machine alongside both a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 9.7-inch iPad, with its sizing appearing to measure up to previously reported dimensions.
Noticeably, there are two differences when compared to the current MacBook Air– with a polished metal Apple logo in the place of the usual backlit logo, perhaps due to the thinness of the device – and the display lacks the gray bezels currently found on the MacBook Air, instead, having an all glass cover, running from edge-to-edge, as seen on Retina MacBook Pro models.
The 12-inch MacBook Air is reported to have roughly the same footprint as the current 11-inch MacBook Air, with the smaller bezels allowing for the larger display. As seen in the photo below, the new Air shows a much smaller footprint than a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to be powered by Intel’s new Broadwell Core M processors, which will enable a design that is both thinner, and fanless. It is also expected to feature a higher-resolution display, and may possibly do away with all the ports usually found on a MacBook in favor of a single USB Type-C port which is rumored to do dual duty for connectivity as well as charging.
As alway, be warned this is all rumor and conjecture at this point, photos notwithstanding. So, let’s all just sit back and watch how the story develops.