MacBook Air 2014

File this one under the ‘We Shall See’ drawer: Apple’s long-rumored MacBook Air with a 12-inch Retina display is reportedly launching next year in Space Gray and Gold, in addition to the usual aluminum silver look, A Tech Website said Friday citing sources “familiar with Apple’s plans”.

This is the first time someone has mentioned iPhone-inspired colors with respect to Apple’s ultra-thin notebook. We’re not sure what to make of this report because in my personal view, a gold MacBook Air sounds preposterous, to say the least.

Interestingly enough, the site adds that Apple has pushed back the release of the Retina MacBook Air “multiple times.” Back in July, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claimed that the notebook launch was pushed back due to Intel’s next-generation Broadwell processor delays.

The power-efficient Intel chips are believed to enable a fabless MacBook Air design and an even thinner appearance with a new buttonless trackpad.

MacBook Air (gold mockup 001)
Gold MacBook Air mockup via Cult of Mac.

When you come to think of it, a gold MacBook Air is certainly viable given Apple’s borrowed the iPhone’s color scheme for its watch, which also comes in gold.

Would you buy a Retina MacBook Air in one of the rumored iPhone-inspired colors?

[A Tech Website]

  • Jonathan

    Saturated Gold with old Macintosh OS? Ugly combo.
    iPhone colored gold with Yosemite?
    Possibly..
    Black Mac Air? TAKE MY MONEY

    • Ian Leon

      too much kim k gaudiness

  • Rahul Srivastava

    Give me a 18 hour MacBook Air.

    • Jonathan

      That’s called a MacBook Pro. 😛

  • We need Black MacBooks!! the Black A1181 was the best..

  • pauleebe

    That mockup is terrible and doesn’t bit resemble the color of the champagne iPhone at all. I think a Champagne one would still look tacky.

    We’ve been begging for a space gray colored Mac for years, though.

  • Max Rojas

    That would be a trip

  • 空白

    Ah, but what if the took away the aluminum bezels from the front to make for an all glass face? That would be pretty sexy.

    • MrDDify

      So you’re talking about a macbook pro?

  • Ben Thorne

    what a horrible mock-up. I could do better in paint. LOL!

  • Jeff Shaver

    I would hope that they would never make a mac like that. Obviously it would be the same “gold” color that’s on the iPhone. And that wasn’t nearly as bad as anyone thought it was going to be. Nothing like that ugly galaxy band-aid.

  • Would be great to finally see the MacBook AIr loose it’s hideous display…wish Apple would take it a step further and make that refrigerator toaster; Laptop-only PCs now feel like rip-offs.

  • Marvin

    I want a BLACK MACBOOK !!!

    • thomas

      I want a black iPhone and iPad!

  • Chang in Charge

    got mine last year so it’ll be atleast another 3 or 4 before i even start contemplating replacing my MBP

  • Umut Bilgiç

    SPACE GREY MACBOOK OMGOMG

  • Guest

    Apple trying to be Zelda with all that cheesy gold

  • Paul Dale

    I would love an exotic metal (tungsten?) black Mac Book Pro HD Retina Display. Make the black Mac heavy, not light. Lightness as a design vocabulary has been done enough already. Design it heavy and dark, with “intention”.

  • DIesel

    Awful render but a gold MacBook Air sounds sexy af. Apple’s ‘gold’ looks more copper anyway