9to5Mac Shows Mockups of Purported New 12-Inch MacBook Air

Hell of a scoop by Mark Gurman, if true. Numerous interesting changes, most especially the claim that it has just two ports: one for headphones and a lone USB Type-C port that will be used for everything from connecting an external display, power, and connecting peripherals. (I can totally see Apple dropping MagSafe, Thunderbolt, and USB 3 ports — but I don’t get why they would include only one USB Type-C port. Why not two?)

Another detail I like: the full-height keys for left and right arrow. Making those keys half-height never made sense to me.

Update: Conspicuously absent from Gurman’s report: the word “retina”.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015