The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the flash.
Conceptual designer Martin Hajek is no stranger to turning rumors of upcoming Apple products into blisteringly sexy 3-D renders, and now he’s done it again with a series of renders showing the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air going head to head. Call it the battle of the 12-inchers, if you will!
One the one hand, you have the 12-inch MacBook Air. Rumored to be the first Retina Display MacBook Air, the device is rumored to be even thinner than previous models, largely thanks to Apple ditching every port (USB, Thunderbolt, even power!) except for a single USB-C connector, which will both charge the device and handle peripherals.
Then there’s the 12-inch iPad Pro. Recent leaks have suggested, oddly enough, that the 12-inch iPad Pro will not only come with a stylus, but have nearly full-sized bezels on the side, a la the original four generations of iPad.
Fantastic work, as always, from Martin Hajek. You can see the rest of his stunning renders here.