New MacBook Air 2022 claims major update in ‘years’


The design and performance of the MacBook Air could undergo a major overhaul in 2022.

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This would be the “largest update to the gadget in over a decade” if the MacBook Air 2022 makes an appearance at WWDC 2022 as expected later today.

Those are the claims of Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has been writing about the rumoured features of Apple’s next entry-level laptop. He predicts that Apple will redesign the MacBook Air in 2021 to look more like the MacBook Pro, and that it will be available in a dark blue colour in addition to the existing silver, space grey, and gold options.


In addition to the MacBook Pro’s narrow top bezel, the Air’s display may feature a notch to house the webcam instead of a thick bezel. Despite the lack of additional USB-C connections, charging will be handled through a MagSafe connector, just as the MacBook Pro.

The MacBook Air, on the other hand, may be difficult to get your hands on. It’s possible that the laptop will have “shortages or a non-immediate release date” if it is unveiled later today, according to Gurman. Although Apple has made steps to address the shortage in production, Apple’s Mac supply has been disrupted by ongoing lockdowns in China for months.

In spite of the fact that Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) generally focuses on software, there have been persistent whispers of hardware announcements.


The MacBook Air appears to be the most likely candidate. A new Mac mini or MacBook Pro 2022, the two Macs that introduced us to the Apple M1 chip in 2020 but have yet to be shown, might be powered by Apple’s next-generation Apple M2 processor.

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