The design should be much the same as the 2021 24-inch iMac.
Apple’s last keynote didn’t even take place 24 hours ago and speculation is already racing around Apple’s future products. While Cupertino unveiled its brand new fixed Mac this Tuesday evening, the Mac Studio, Apple specialist Ming-Chi Kuo dropped a few bombs on Twitter about a completely different computer head: the MacBook Air.
According to Kuo, this new MacBook Air should land this year. However, it does not specify whether it will be during the WWDC or a separate keynote. Apple’s roadbook would also be well respected since mass production should begin around June or July.
No M1 Pro, Max or Ultra
Contrary to what one might think, this new MacBook Air will retain the same M1 chip as currently. No M1 Pro, Max, or Ultra model on the menu, therefore, but a slightly doped basic SoC according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. We would then speak of an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU (against a CPU and an 8-core GPU currently).
It is mainly on the side of its design that this new MacBook Air should stand out. As Kuo indicates, the MacBook Air version 2022 should look very similar to the 24-inch iMac presented in 2021. Several colors would be included while the frame surrounding the screen would be all dressed in white. The chassis would be thinner and flatter. The screen would not switch to mini-LED yet.
To verify these claims, we will have to wait for the next few months. If Apple does not provide a new keynote before June, there is no doubt that the WWDC should clear up the mystery of this new MacBook.