Rumors of a larger, 15″ MacBook Air continue to pile up

Mike Wehner, Tecca
Technology News Blog

Apple's super-thin MacBook Air notebooks have already spawned a number of copycats, but the company itself may be poised to add another skinny laptop to its ranks. Rumors of a 15" version of the Air have been piling up for months, and enough reliable sources have jumped on the bandwagon that it appears a larger version is indeed on the way. The newest credible report comes from japanese Apple site Macotakara, where tipsters have pointed to the development of an ultra-thin 15" display as proof a new Air is in the works.

This news follows whispers earlier this year that Apple is prepping not one, but two new super-skinny notebooks. And not only that, they are said to carry MacBook Pro branding. Could a MacBook Air Pro be in the works? It's hard to tell, but with Apple killing off the base-model MacBooks in July of this year the company seems poised to shakeup its notebook offerings in short order.

Currently, the MacBook Air only comes in 11" and 13" (pictured above) flavors, keeping the svelte notebooks from being a hit among power users who require more screen real estate on the go. A 15" version could certainly change that, and if Apple does indeed intend on revamping its Pro models with the sleek lines — and super-fast solid state storage — of the Air, it could be a hit amongst those shopping a laptop for both work and play.


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