According to recent reports, Apple is gearing up to introduce new MacBook computers with Apple M2 chipset later this year. There have been rumors about the M2 for quite some time, but the company keeps upgrading the existing Apple M1. The recently released Mac Studio was revealed with a new Apple M1 Ultra chipset, that joins the existing Pro and Max chips. This chipset is also expected to power the upcoming Mac Pro. Later this year, we may see the first MacBooks with the Apple M2 chip. The new Apple M2 Chip will debut with MacBook Air featuring a 13.3-inch display and 13-inch MacBook Pro models. As per recent reports, Apple will unleash a new MacBook Air with a 15-inch display in 2022.
The report suggests that the Air series will get a new variant with a larger display and form factor. The report comes from the Display Supply Chain Consultants, as per MySmartPrice and MacRumors, the new model is already in development. But apparently, Apple won’t have enough time to unleash the model this year. Interestingly, the company is also skipping some MacBook Pro variants for the next year.
The MacBook Air with the 15-inch model will have a new design and slim display bezels
The new Apple MacBook Air 15-inch model will pack an Apple M2 Chipset and will feature a larger display and new design. We don’t know exactly what this “new design” means. Could it mean the notched display design? Analyst, Ross Young states that the 15-inch model will be slightly larger in terms of a form factor than the 13-inch model. Therefore, Apple may be doing a decent job by trimming down the bezels to allow a size that is close to the smaller model. According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple has been considering a large version of the MacBook Air for this year. However, it has decided to ultimately push it forward into the “next generation” or, better saying, the 2023 series.
The first 13-inch model will come in the second half of 2022. It will bring a refreshed design with white bezels around the 13.3-inch display. Furthermore, the laptop will bring MagSafe charging support, further pushing the trend for magnetic charging. The laptop will bring multiple colorways and a keyboard with a white finish. Apple is not being generous with the I/O and the device will bring just two 2 x USB Type-C ports. The Air model won’t bring ProMotion display technology. To those unaware, this is Apple’s fancy name for variable refresh rates.
We expect more details to keep popping out in the upcoming months. After all, there are still several months to come until the release.