12-Inch MacBook 2017 Rumors: LTE, A Force Touch Keyboard, And A Price Drop

Simon Alvarez - Author
By

Mar. 5 2017, Updated 5:40 p.m. ET

The 12-inch MacBook is one of Apple’s most polarizing devices the tech giant has ever released. Featuring an Intel M-series processor, a single USB Type-C port and a new keyboard with extremely shallow travel, the 12-inch MacBook was not a machine for everyone. Compared to the MacBook Air, which boasted an Intel Core i-Series processor, a variety of ports and an excellent, classic keyboard, the 12-inch MacBook initially appeared to be Apple’s marginally successful experiment.

Article continues below advertisement

This year, however, the 12-inch MacBook might be in for some notable upgrades, and with these improvements, the device might finally be able to take a crack at the MacBook Air’s loyal fanbase. While official details about the device are scarce, rumors about the upcoming ultrathin notebook are abounding, and they are highly encouraging.

A MacWorld report has stated that the design of the 12-inch MacBook 2017 might very well feature the same frame as the machine’s previous two iterations. A new color option might be added to the MacBook 2017 lineup, but design-wise, expectations are high that this year’s ultraportables from Apple would feature much of the same look and feel as the device’s 2015 and 2016 variants.

Advertisement

Latest Apple News and Updates

    © Copyright 2023 The Inquisitr. The Inquisitr is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.