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Archive for September 22nd, 2014

by Tom Nelson

Jack March report points to the much-anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air being available in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold, but not making an appearance until mid-2015.

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More interesting to me was his comment that the current MacBook Air ports would be replaced with USB Type-C connectors. The new USB connector, which was just recently approved by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, is much smaller than current USB 2 or USB 3 ports. It also supports reversible cable connections, letting you plug devices together without worrying about connection orientation.

One of the many speculations about the 12-inch MacBook Air is that it will have a thinner body than either of the current Air models. If this is true – and I have to think that with Apple’s drive to slim things down, the new Air will indeed be skinny – then the current USB 3, MagSafe, and Thunderbolt ports may all be too big to fit.

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