New Photos Said to Show Display, Lid of 12-inch MacBook Air.

New photos that are claimed to be of the lid and display assembly of Apple’s much-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air have surfaced on Chinese site iFanr [Google Translate].

New Photos Allegedly Show New Display Assembly, Lid for 12-inch MacBook Air

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.

New Photos Allegedly Show New Display Assembly, Lid for 12-inch MacBook Air

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.

New Photos Allegedly Show New Display Assembly, Lid for 12-inch MacBook Air

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.

New Photos Allegedly Show New Display Assembly, Lid for 12-inch MacBook Air

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.

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