2014 MacBook Air/Pro Release With Buttonless Trackpad: Top Features
By Precious Silva | March 31, 2014 4:03 PM EST
Apple has been gearing up for a series of product launches this coming September. Much attention is on iPhone 6, the upcoming MacBook series has also been gradually coming into the spotlight.
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during an Apple event in San Francisco, California October 22, 2013.
According to recent data, the 2014 MacBook Air will feature a fanless design along with a buttonless trackpad. What can people expect from Apple's next line of ultrathin laptops?
MacRumors reported a post on Weiphone.com offered some details regarding what Apple has in store for its upcoming notebook series. There are also details provided about the iWatch. The author of the post released a series of leaks and photos showing a potential unreleased MacBook hardware.
The author noted the next MacBook Pro or Air may be around 12 inches. Also, the new models may lack fan assembly and an all new trackpad. A reader from MacRumors translated and summarized the post.
According to the reader, MacBook Air updates are coming soon. MacBook Pro updates won't occur until September. He discussed a new 12-inch notebook without fan assembly. It comes with a new trackpad design that doesn't include the mechanical button, as we do on current MacBooks.
"An Apple watch device does exist but still in prototype stage, so its announcement won't come anytime soon."
There are no further data provided on why Apple chose to release a 12-inch MacBook. Back in October 2013, KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested Apple may release a 12-inch thin MacBook with Retina display.
"We expect the unprecedented 12" model will boast both the portability of the 11" model, and productivity of the 13" model. The high resolution display will also offer the outstanding visual experience of the Retina MacBook Pro. The offering will likely be lighter and slimmer than the existing MacBook Air to further highlight ease of portability in the cloud computing era," the analyst said.
The buttonless trackpad appears truer each day as a patent sighting noted the similarities between the rumored feature and the grant. The patent grant discussed the use of a range of sensors, including an actuator to copy the ability and tactile feedback of the existing trackpad.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Taylor Swift Named Forbes' Second Highest Paid Country Musician [PHOTOS]
- Forever Lost: Indescribable Anguish for Malaysia Airlines MH17 Families, Remains of Some Victims May Never Be Found (PHOTOS)
- Global Aviation Accidents: UN to Form Safety Task Force, Gov'ts Should Share Intelligence Info to Avert Future Incidents on Flying Over Warzones (PHOTOS)
- Lunch with the Gods: Pope Francis Eats with Vatican Workers in Cafeteria
Join the Conversation
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha Leaks Online: Release Date, Five Features to Wait for New Smart Phone
- Photos of Motorola Moto X+1 Prototype and Specs Leak Online, Release Date, Four Fresh Features Revealed
- Sony Xperia Z3: Release Date, Five Features to Expect from New Android Smart Phone
- Nexus 6 Likely Confirmed as Motorola 5.9-Inch Phablet on Release Date – Report
- Apple on 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Release Will Not Happen Until 2015 with Stocks Poised to Soar
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Parents of Australian Passenger Want ‘Space Scientists’ to Investigate Crash; Believe in ‘Possibility’ of Survival -- Report
- Childhood Obesity is Strongly Linked With Early Puberty: Study Reveals
- Why Internet of Things is the Next Big Thing for Tech Giants like Samsung, Google and Apple
- Instagram's Newest App Bolt Now Available Exclusively in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa
- Megan Fox's Weight Loss Aided by Low Carb Paleo Diet: Benefits of the Diet