There’s a new MacBook Air just around the corner. According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple could introduce a redesigned MacBook Air as soon as WWDC 2022. With that, there are some features that will most likely be available with this next-generation Mac. Read on as we wrap up what we expect to see on the 2022 MacBook Air.
A redesign is coming to the 2022 MacBook Air
Ever since Apple introduced the 24-inch iMac, rumors of a redesigned MacBook Air have been rife. When the company introduced a brand new MacBook Pro last November, it became clear that the Air would be the next to be refreshed.
While analysts Ross Young and Ming-Chi Kuo at first thought Apple could add miniLED to this computer, they now say the company is sticking with an LCD panel. Though a redesign is still expected with white borders and colorful options, as you can see in our featured image above.
MagSafe should be back, but ports limited
While Apple has returned all major ports to the 2021 MacBook Pro, it doesn’t look like the company will be as generous with the 2022 MacBook Air. Apple is rumored to add two Thunderbolt ports for this machine, one on each side.
That said, a MagSafe connector is expected as Apple just brought it back to the MacBook Pro. Not only is this connector an acclaimed technology by the company’s customers, but it would also help differentiate this Mac from the previous design that saw a lot of controversy.
M2 chip debuts with the MacBook Air
Apple said it will no longer introduce a new M1 chip. That statement opens the way for second-generation Mac processors. Of course there are rumors about the M2 chip. This processor is rumored to be faster than the base model M1, but not as powerful as the M1 Pro, M1 Max and M1 Ultra.
As described in our article on the new Mac mini, the M2 chip (known internally as “States”) is based on the A15 chip. While it will have an eight-core CPU just like M1, M2 will bring a more powerful 10-core GPU.
Rumors have also been swirling about the possibility of an upgraded FaceTime HD camera with 1080p resolution – given the MacBook Air 2020 still has an HD webcam. The battery will probably be as good as the first M1 model, but it’s been a while since we last heard about this upcoming computer.
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