Apple is expected to release a new MacBook Air later this year. According to a fresh rumour, the device will most likely be released in H2 2022.
The news was first reported by DigiTimes, which stated:
According to the sources, Apple’s MacBook series are high-end consumer devices that can also be regarded as a business notebook model because they are favoured by many companies or office workers. Hot sales of the MacBook Pro released in late 2021 have lingered into the first quarter of 2022, with shipment volumes higher than expected, and the new MacBook Air set to launch in the second half of the year is expected to add further sales momentum.
The latest disclosure is consistent with prior claims by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who noted:
Apple had intended to release a next MacBook Air with “an all-new design, MagSafe, the M2 processor, and more” in late 2021 or early 2022, but that date has now been pushed back to the second half of 2022.Advertisement
The next Macbook is expected to include a new design with thinner bezels and a variety of color options.
According to analyst Ross Young, it will have a slightly larger 13.6-inch screen than the current generation’s 13.3-inch.
According to some speculations, the tablet will use an M2 chipset with an 8-core CPU and a 9-core or 10-core GPU.
Ming-Chi Kuo, another Apple expert, expects the notebook will use an updated version of the M1 chip. He believes the device would lack a mini-LED display, which will help to keep the price low. The MacBook Air will go into mass production in Q3, with units hitting store shelves by the end of 2022, according to the expert.