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Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Coming in Mid-2015 With Silver, Gold, and Space Gray Options?

With Apple's Mac notebooks continuing to prove popular with consumers, the company has been rumored for some time to be working on a 12-inch notebook that could feature an ultra-slim form factor, Retina display, a new buttonless trackpad, and a fanless design. Rumors of such a machine have surfaced from several sources over the course of the past year, suggesting Apple has indeed been working on the device.

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While such a machine has yet to debut despite early rumors of a mid-2014 launch, perhaps due to continued delays with Intel's next-generation Broadwell chips, a new report from Jack March of A Tech Website claims the machine remains in the works. According to the report, Apple appears to be targeting a mid-2015 launch for the machine and, most interestingly, the company is said be planning to offer it in the same silver, gold, and space gray colors used on its iPhone lineup.
The most fascinating part of this report is that Apple is also planning to change the colours for the first time with an Aluminium MacBook, the source says that Apple is planning to add Space Grey and Gold colours to their MacBook lineup, which would be consistent with the colours on the iPhone 6.
While the claim of multiple color options for this new notebook appears outlandish, MacRumors has reason to believe this information is correct and that Apple has at least considered launching the 12" notebook with several different "special edition" color options.

The report notes that timing for release of the new notebook has shifted several times as Apple has continued development, with that uncertainty also reflected in a recent report from Digitimes pegging the timeframe at a wide open "end of 2014 or in 2015."



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27 months ago
Space grey please!
Rating: 36 Votes
27 months ago
There will not be a gold laptop.
Rating: 34 Votes
27 months ago
In a few years it'll just be a sheet of paper with an Apple sticker on it.
Rating: 26 Votes
27 months ago
18-karat gold or nothing.
Rating: 21 Votes
27 months ago
Product (RED) one please
Rating: 13 Votes
27 months ago

There will not be a gold laptop.


Gold? Please, don't.


Oh bull ****ing ****


Wow, it's like the "Gold iPhone 5s" rumours all over again.

As a reminder, that actually happened, and the general consensus was that it looked rather classy (and not the tacky bling-type gold people were imagining). It also sold really well, including in Western Europe and the USA.

So yeah, don't see any reason why this wouldn't happen to the MacBook too...
Rating: 12 Votes
27 months ago
Sounds more like a bunch or rumors for different devices were confused into one.
Rating: 10 Votes
27 months ago

There will not be a gold laptop.


With Jobs at the helm, I'd have agreed with you. These days though, I wouldn't put it past them.

Personally, I really like the current aluminium and black bezel. Just wish they'd make a retina MBA with aluminium and black bezel.
Rating: 10 Votes
27 months ago
Mockups. Go.
Rating: 9 Votes
27 months ago
Space Grey, yes please! PLEASE, PLEASE Apple, do NOT make a Gold MacBook. This would only make us Mac owners look even more smug than PC users already think we are!
Rating: 9 Votes

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