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Ultra-thin MacBook expected soon with major new feature

by Jacob Kleinman | April 15, 2016April 15, 2016 7:30 am PST

Rumor has it Apple is working on a new ultra-thin MacBook that should be ready to launch later this year. A fresh report may reveal one more detail for the redesigned laptop.

According to DigiTimes, Apple is working with U.S. firm Amphenol to develop a special hinge through metal injection molding. The new hinge will allow for an even thinner design, which is always a plus for the Cupertino company. The refreshed laptops will allegedly launch in the second half of 2016.

An earlier report, also from DigiTimes, claimed the new ultra-thin MacBook would come in 13-inch and 15-inch size options with a similar design to the 12-inch MacBook. That suggests the new models could replace the MacBook Air series, which may no longer have a place in Apple’s lineup

DigiTimes doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to leaking accurate Apple news, but nothing in this report seems particularly fishy. Cupertino’s definitely due for a new laptop, and expecting a thinner design is a pretty safe bet considering the company’s recent history.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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