Apple to Release 15-inch MacBook Air in 2012

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Good news for the people those are waiting for the 15-inch ultra thin MacBook Air. You will be able to purchase it in the next year. We came to know that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be launched in 2012. According to 9to5Mac, Apple will launch the 15-inch MacBook Air in 2012. In the previous year, Apple was prepared to launch the 15-inch MacBook Air along side 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air but Apple has scrapped the 15-inch MacBook Air at the last moment due to hinge issues. All the three devices used the same hinge but the hinge that was used in the 15-inch MacBook Air was not able to support it’s 15-inch screen. Due to this issue, Apple has not launched the 15-inch MacBook Air in 2010. Then Apple has decided to produce new hinge for 15-inch MacBook Air.

15 inch MacBook Air

Since the previous year, Apple has been working on new 15-inch MacBook Air and planning to launch it in 2012. Still you can find the prototypes of 2010 15-inch MacBook Air in Cupertino campus. According to 9to5Mac, the new 15-inch MacBook Air will come with new 22 nm Ivy Bridge processor of Intel which will allow MacBook Air to perform faster. Due to this processor, 15-inch MacBook Air will consume less power and it will provide better on board graphics. Currently this processor is not available. It will be released in early 2012. After the release of Ivy Bridge processor, Apple will utilize it in the 15-inch MacBook Air.

The new 15-inch MacBook Air will also come with SSD drives and slimmer enclosures. It will not include optical drives. Apple is also expected to include new features in 15-inch MacBook Air like instant on. According to Digitimes, the components for new 15-inch MacBook Air will start shipping in November. Currently there is no information available about the exact release date of 15-inch MacBook Air. It is expected that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be released in March 2012.


Rudra is an engineer and covers everything related to Apple. He keeps Techcular updated with latest Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Jailbreak articles.

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