It seems that the much-awaited 12-inch MacBook Air will be more like an iOS device. Taiwanese blog AppleCorner (via AppleInsider) claims the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air could feature a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, just like the iPhone 6.
The alleged report claims that Apple might integrate the fingerprint scanner in the trackpad of the so-called 12-inch MacBook Air. The purpose of integrating a Touch ID fingerprint scanner remains a mystery, though it seems that Apple is looking to further push Apple Pay. Moreover, Touch ID trackpads could also be used for logging into your MacBook.
Not just, the 12-inch MacBook Air is supposed to get this very feature. If rumours are to be believed, the next-generation MacBook Pro and also upcoming Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad models might get this nifty feature.
According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, the 12-inch MacBook Air laptop will be "approximately a quarter-of-an-inch narrower than the 11-inch version, yet it is also a quarter-of-an-inch taller in order to accommodate the slightly larger display." He writes that the new MacBook "jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display."
The release of the much-anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to enhance Apple's product lineup, according to a report from DigiTimes.
"Apple is expected to sell anywhere from 10% to 15% more Macs this year than in 2014. The company is seen shipping 20 million to 23 million computers in 2015, compared to 19.59 million units in the previous period".
The much hyped 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to feature Intel's new low-powered Broadwell processors. The tech giant from Cupertino is rumoured to release the 12-inch MacBook Air in the first half of 2015.