We’ve been hearing rumors of a new redesigned MacBook Air for a while, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has stated several times that it’s likely to be unveiled at WWDC 2022. The new MacBook Air was “intended” to be unveiled at Apple’s developer conference, according to the journalist. He claims, though, that it may not be available in all of the planned colors.
Gurman reiterated in a series of tweets on Friday night that the next-generation MacBook Air “had been planned to unveil at WWDC” next week. According to the journalist, supply concerns caused by Chinese lockdowns are the only reason Apple would delay the debut of its new laptop at this time.
Those looking for a new M1 MacBook Air on Apple’s website right now; may have to wait up to three weeks because delivery times are longer than usual. Despite the fact that Apple products have been experiencing supply issues, the MacBook Air is the only Mac with lengthier delivery estimates, confirming speculations of a new model arriving at WWDC.
New colors for the MacBook Air?
According to one report, the next-generation MacBook Air will be available in a variety of fresh colors, similar to the M1 iMac; which is available in blue, green, pink, silver, yellow, orange, and purple. Gurman, on the other hand, now claims that the rumors are not totally correct.
According to the writer, Apple will stick to the same hues as the present MacBook Air; which comes in silver, space gray, and gold. The new gold, on the other hand, will be more like “champagne”; with the prospect of a new blue model – but nothing more.
According to the newest reports, the next MacBook Air will have a completely new design; influenced by the MacBook Pro 2021. A revamped display with shorter bezels, a MagSafe connector; and a redesigned keyboard with larger function buttons are all part of the package. Other connectors, such as HDMI and an SD card reader, should, however, be for the Pro models.
The new MacBook Air (codenamed J413) will also contain the new Apple Silicon “M2 chip”; which will be based on the A15 Bionic CPU, according to 9to5Mac earlier this year. The M2 will include an 8-core CPU, similar to the M1, but with a more powerful 10-core GPU.
The new M2 chip is will replace the current entry-level M1; but not the M1 Pro, M1 Max, or M1 Ultra models. Apple is also working on more powerful M2 Pro, Max, and Ultra models for other Macs, although they will be released later.