MacBook Air is undergoing a revamp, wrapping the new model around an Led-backlit display which is 2 inch smaller than model available today according to Apple Insider.
The 13.3-inch MacBook Air sales have been diping ever since its launch 3 years back. Apple has paid little attention to this product undergoing just two minor revisions in a 29-month span – the latter of which took place well over a year ago.
However, sales of the device suggest that its 13.3-inch footprint and 3 pound carrying weight may be a bit more than that class of customers would prefer – especially given the resounding success of Apple’s more compact and lighter 9.7-inch iPad.
In order to revamp the MacBook Air and make it more appealing and further differentiate the notebook from the company’s mainstream 13.3-inch MacBook, Apple in 2008 reportedly began experimenting with a partial carbon fiber enclosure (1, 2) that would shave upwards of a 100 grams off its weight.
The first evidence to this end arrived earlier this year when an analyst citing sources in Apple’s Taiwanese component supply chain revealed that the company was placing orders for parts to fit a slimmer and lighter MacBook Air based around an 11.6-inch LED-lit display and Intel Core i-series ultra-low voltage processor.