There’s a new MacBook Air just around the corner. At least, rumors and analysts believe that Apple will introduce a redesigned new MacBook 2022. In addition, there are some features that will very likely be available with this new generation of Mac. Read on as we round out what we expect to see on the 2022 MacBook Air.
The redesign is coming to the MacBook Air for 2022
Ever since Apple introduced the 24-inch iMac, rumors of a redesigned MacBook Air have been certain. Then, when the company unveiled a brand new MacBook Pro last November, it became clear that the Air would be the next to be revamped.
While analysts Ross Young and Ming-Chi Kuo initially believed that Apple could add miniLED to this computer, they now say the company will stay with the LCD panel. Although a redesign with white frames and colorful options is still expected, as you can see in our featured image above.
MagSafe should return, but ports are limited
While Apple has returned all the important connectors to the 2021 MacBook Pro, the company doesn’t seem to be so generous with the 2022 MacBook Air. Rumors so far say that Apple will add two Thunderbolt ports for this machine, one on each side.
Still, a MagSafe connector is expected as Apple has just returned it to the MacBook Pro. Not only is this connector a technology praised by the company’s customers, but it would also help this Mac stand out from the previous design which has caused a lot of controversy.
The M2 chip debuts with the MacBook Air
Apple has said it will no longer feature another M1 chip. That statement paves the way for a second-generation Mac processor. Of course, rumors are about the M2 chip. It is rumored that this processor is faster than the base M1 model, but not as powerful as the M1 Pro, M1 Max and M1 Ultra.
As detailed in our article on the new Mac mini, the M2 chip (internally known as “Staten”) is based on the A15 chip. Although it has an octa-core CPU just like the M1, the M2 will deliver a more powerful 10-core GPU.
Rumors also speak of the possibility of an improved FaceTime HD camera with 1080p resolution – since the 2020 MacBook Air still has an HD webcam. The battery will probably be as good as the first M1 model, but it’s been a long time since we last heard about this upcoming computer.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes this could be released in the next few months, although the 2022 MacBook Air could be unveiled later.
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