updated 09:17 am EDT, Tue June 24, 2014
Thought to be similar in design to current Airs
Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will enter mass production by Quanta Computer in the third quarter, sources tell Digitimes. As for specifications, the sources claim that it will have at least some internal changes, affecting layout and the battery. External design should be similar to current 11- and 13-inch Airs. It's still not clear though if the machine will have an anticipated Retina display, which would finally put the Air on par with Apple's other mobile products.
Other reports have hinted not only at a Retina display but quieter fanless cooling, and a trackpad without a mechanical button. It's possible that only the 12-inch laptop will get these features, but the Digitimes sources add that they haven't heard of any modifications to the 11- and 13-inch designs.