Is Apple plotting a thinner, 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display?

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We are normally not extremely crazy about expert forecast type stories, however even if this certain one becomes outright cobblers, it’s still a fairly intriguing proposal.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities reckons Apple will introduce a new MacBook model with a Retina Display in mid-2014 that will be both thinner and lighter than the current-generation of MacBook Air notebooks.

The vibrant forecast recommends a revamped body and a screen size that sits at 12-inches, plugging the space between the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs presently up for grabs.

For exactly what its worth, Kuo, who’s a much better record than most of the expert fraternity, reckons Apple will ‘redefine laptop computing’ when again.


In his projection to analysts, Kuo wrote: ‘We expect the extraordinary 12′ model will flaunt both the mobility of the 11′ model, and performance of the 13’ model. The high resolution display will likewise provide the exceptional visual experience of the Retina MacBook Pro.

‘The offering will likely be lighter and slimmer than the existing MacBook Air to more highlight convenience of mobility in the cloud computing age. We think the form aspect will showcase a much enhanced clamshell structure, which it’ll redefine laptop computing once again following the milestone produced by the MacBook Air.’

Naturally, we ‘d advise our dear readers to take this information with a healthy dose of scepticism, but it’s definitely something to think of going forward. A thinner and lighter MacBook Air with a super-hi-res display? We will have some of that.