Monday, October 31, 2011
RUMOR: APPLE DEVELOPING 15-INCH ULTRA THIN MACBOOK
Macotakara is reporting that Apple is designing a new 15-inch Macbook model that will offer an ultra-thin MacBook Air-like design. The rumor initially started in July and had Apple already field testing the device. It remains unclear if Apple will introduce a 15-inch MacBook Air, if it will introduce a thinner but more powerful MacBook Pro or if it will reintroduce the “MacBook” family of computers, which was discontinued this past summer. Apple currently only offers 13-inch and 11-inch MacBook Air models, so it is possible the company is adding a larger laptop to the mix. Apple currently outfits its MacBook Pro computers with an optical drive and beefier hardware that contribute to the bulkier size; a thinner model might mean the company is ditching the optical drive to remove some bulk. The Cupertino-based firm quietly upgraded the MacBook Pro on October 24th, however, so any drastic changes to the computer probably won’t be unveiled until some time next year.