At its event in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, Apple today confirmed a long-running rumor that resurfaced back in January: The next major iteration of the MacBook will be a 12-inch Retina laptop that’s thinner and lighter than Apple’s previous trend-setting design.
The laptop Apple revealed on-stage today mostly lines up with the rumors reported earlier this year. The laptop has a smaller bezel around its screen and its keyboard reaches both edges of the base. The trackpad doesn’t click in the traditional sense — instead, the Taptic engine that provides touch feedback on the Apple Watch simulates the sensation of clicking. You can also now use the push harder than the usual tap and have it count as a separate gesture, just like the Watch.
Just as the original MacBook Air ushered in a new way of thinking about expansion and media by cutting out legacy ports and the…
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