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Apple has released a pair of laptops with unequaled power, thanks to the recent release of the M1 CPU. Apple is demonstrating that its new technology may contribute to exceptional performance and battery life with the 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple isn’t finished, either, as we now have more details on the company’s likely intentions for the forthcoming MacBook Air. Here’s all you need to know about the device, including its release date, specifications, and speculations.
MacBook Air 2022 Release date
Apple will debut the next MacBook Air in mid-2022, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, featuring a mini-LED display and a fresh design.
According to Bloomberg, the next MacBook Air will be released in the second half of 2021 or sometime in 2022. Because we’re in 2022, the first part of that forecast was incorrect, but we’re still on track to see it this year. Bloomberg’s information comes from “people familiar with the situation,” and given that the piece was written by respected Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman, there’s a strong possibility it’s accurate.
The current edition of the 13-inch MacBook Air was released on November 17, 2020, therefore the release of the following generation towards the end of the year made it logical. This, however, proved out to be false.
The iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad Mini, and other products were on display during Apple’s September presentation. Unfortunately, the Macbook Air 2022 was not mentioned. On October 18, Apple conducted their “Unleashed” event, however, there was no mention of the new Macbook Air.
MacBook Air 2022 Price
Given that the current-generation 13-inch MacBook Air starts at roughly $999 ($899 for school) and may go up to $2,649, the MacBook Air 2022 is likely to be priced similarly. We won’t know for certain until later this year.
MacBook Air 2022 Design
According to reports, the next-generation MacBook Air will be smaller “by decreasing the border surrounding the screen,” with the display itself remaining at 13 inches. This is a welcome move, considering the current MacBook Air display has big, outdated bezels on both the top and bottom.
In a Twitter post, Gurman also stated that the revamp will be both slimmer and lighter. The current model weighs 2.8 pounds, so a weight reduction to match the 2.6-pound Dell XPS 13 is welcome news.
We also expect the 2022 model to include two USB 4 connectors for external connections instead of Thunderbolt 4. The single headphone jack will almost certainly return, however, we’re hopeful Apple will add more connections to the MacBook Air. MagSafe charging is also making a comeback for the first time in a few years.
According to Gurman, Apple briefly considered releasing a 15-inch MacBook Air, but finally decided against it. However, it’s possible that a 15-inch MacBook Air may be released in late 2022 or early 2023. Taking inspiration from Apple’s iMac 2021, Ian Zelbo designed a fan-made idea of what the MacBook Air 2022 may look like.