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Apple overhauls the MacBook Air - and something's missing

Apple overhauls the MacBook Air - and something's missing
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What do you think of the MacBook Air? Packed snugly with a speed-boosting Solid State Drive and about as light as a laptop can be, the MacBook Air is — whether you like it or not — a very Apple product.

If you've ever thought that the MacBook Air wasn't compact enough, well, then Apple's next announcement might be the one that you're looking for. Popular Apple blog 9to5Mac got in touch with Apple insiders who doled out some amazing hints about the next-gen MacBook Air.

The next MacBook Air will get rid of USB ports, MagSafe connectors and the SD card slot that have come standard in every Apple laptop until now. So how many ports can you expect on the upcoming MacBook Air? Two.

One port for headphones, another USB Type-C connector that functions as a USB and power connector.

Ready to see some of the pictures of the next-gen MacBook?

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As you can see, the new MacBook will be much thinner than its predecessors. Apple isn't just cutting down on its connectors, it's slimming down everything that it can. Even the keyboard.

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The space between individual keys has been tightened on the MacBook Air, too. Here are the two ports that — if 9to5Mac is right — could be all that you find on this laptop.

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Is this next-gen laptop something that you'd buy? And, hey, remember Apple's crazy, newfangled "smart" pen that we discovered last week? I'm starting to think that Apple's pen might have some connectivity with the laptop.

What do you think? Let's start the conversation in the comment section below.

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Source: 9to5 Mac
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