Apple is rumored to be working on a new 12-inch MacBook which will supposedly have a high resolution display. This new MacBook is expected to be released in mid 2014.


This 12-inch MacBook is also said to have a new design, a clamshell form factor which is even thinner and lighter than the current MacBook Air. The analyst who makes this prediction doesn’t classify this tablet as a MacBook Air, so its probably not going to be a replacement for the Air, it would just be a supplement to Apple’s existing ultra thin and portable notebook lineup.

No technical specifications are available as yet, though its possible that the new 12-inch MacBook might tout Intel Haswell processors. It is said to have a high resolution display, one that will offer the visual experience of the Retina MacBook Pro, says Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. So this will essentially be a 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display. It hasn’t been said if Apple will update the Air line to include Retina Displays in them next year.¬†This rumor falls in line perfectly with a recent rumor from another bunch of analysts, who claimed that a 12-inch MacBook is being developed that has a 2304×1440 pixel resolution display.

Still, it can’t be said for sure if Apple will indeed release a new MacBook model next year. A concrete release date is not available at this point in time, and many of us are just curious about the technical specifications that this 12-inch MacBook is supposed to have. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this notebook in the coming months.

Source: Macrumors