Apple has already started working on the next variants of its products for the 2022 release. We saw a slew of impressive products in the past years including the iPhone 13 and we expect nothing short of excellence next year as well.
According to recent reports, Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air redesign, due in 2022, will be the most significant design upgrade to the MacBook Air since 2010, when both 11- and 13-inch variants were debuted. We’re expecting a complete redesign of the machine’s appearance, and this guide compiles all of the speculations we’ve heard so far.
Apple Macbook Air 2022
When it comes to the design, the wedge-shaped design of the MacBook Air is being phased out, and the next-generation model will not have a tapered look. Apple will go to a more MacBook Pro-like design with a uniform shape, rather than the current MacBook Air models, which are thicker at the back and taper to a slimmer design at the front.
The upcoming MacBook Air is projected to be smaller and lighter than the present model, with design cues from both the MacBook Pro and the 24-inch iMac. According to rumors, the machine will have slim off-white bezels and a corresponding off-white keyboard, with a chassis that will be available in a variety of iMac-like hues. We expect similar color options to the Macbook Pro.
Furthermore, with the MacBook Pro, Apple introduced a mini-LED display, and the MacBook Air could follow suit. We don’t know if the display will have a notch like the MacBook Pro’s, but if the bezels are thin enough, it may happen. However, because a notch would be more obvious in an off-white color, Apple may opt-out of including one.
When it comes to the devices’ name according to reliable sources, Apple may be back to the solo “MacBook” label after dropping the “Air” appellation. It’s unclear whether this will happen, but it’s a possibility given that Apple did something similar with the now-discontinued 12-inch MacBook.
Additionally, the next-generation MacBook Air is rumored to include the same 1080p camera as the MacBook Pro. It’s an upgrade over the current 720p camera, and it’s aided by Apple’s image signal processor, but it still falls short of the camera quality found on iPhones and iPads. While the MacBook Air will have numerous USB-C/Thunderbolt connections, it will not have an SD card slot or an HDMI port, which will be reserved for the MacBook Pro to differentiate the two machines.
Moreover, Apple is said to be developing a new “M2” chip for the MacBook Air. The M2 won’t be as powerful as the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips seen in MacBook Pro models, but it will be a more powerful version of the M1 chip. The M1 processor is predicted to have the same amount of computer cores as the M1 (eight), but it is supposed to be faster. It could also have better graphics, with nine or ten GPU cores instead of the present M1 MacBook Air’s seven or eight. The device will be able to carry out functions such as data transfer with ease.
The MacBook Air is expected to debut in 2022, but no clear date has been set. Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, expects mass production to begin in the late second or early third quarter, implying a launch in August or September, while some leakers claim the machine would be released in mid-2022.