The Apple logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store
The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo in this file photo taken June 26, 2014. Reuters/YUYA SHINO

Apple is currently working on a new 12-inch MacBook Air. After the release of Retina MacBook Pro in the year 2012, for the first time, the device is expected to arrive with a revamped design. Rumours have it that the 12-inch MacBook Air will get showcased in the middle of this year through Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC.

According to 9 to 5 Mac, the 12-inch MacBook Air will be smaller than the existing 13-inch model. Moreover, it will be slimmer than the 11-inch model and it is slightly bigger; because of which it houses a larger display. The source says that Apple is trying to accommodate the larger display in a device that is quite similar to the 11-inch edition in terms of size. Hence, the 12-inch MacBook Air will come with thin bezels on all the sides of the screen.

The 12-inch MacBook Air comes with an entirely new design and style. It comes with an edge-to-edge keyboard that features closely placed keys. Apple has done this in a bid to maintain a narrow design. Without affecting the ease of use, Apple has repositioned the function keys and the arrow keys to sport a slimmer appeal.

The width of the trackpad present on the 12-inch Macbook Air is of the same size as the one available with the 11-inch device. However, the trackpad is slightly taller as its upper edge almost touches the keyboard and the lower edge almost reaches the frame of the device. In order to maintain a slimmer design, Apple is not offering clicking effect physical feedback on the 12-inch MacBook, a feature that is available with the existing and previous editions of MacBook devices.

The 12-inch MacBook Air will come with lesser connectivity ports. On its right edge, there is a 3.5-mm audio jack along with dual-microphones and the left side features a new USB Type-C port. Usual features like USB slots, MagSafe charging port and microSD slots are absent on the device. The USB Type-C port is not only small but also offers a faster data transfer speed than USB 3.0. The port can be also used to charge the device.

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