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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Apple MacBook Air (2022): Release Date, Price, Specs, Rumors, and More

Most of us watched Apple’s Peak Performance launch event earlier this week with hopes of seeing the new M2 chipset and the much-anticipated MacBook Air refresh. However, the company unveiled its flagship M1 Ultra chipset and only one Mac product – the Mac Studio, at the event. The MacBook Air (2022) was a no-show. Well, that means the rumor mill still has time to confirm details about the upcoming MacBook Air, which will likely bring major design and performance upgrades over its 2020 predecessor. So, in this article, we round up all the leaks and rumors regarding the upcoming possibly Apple M2-powered MacBook Air.

MacBook Air (2022): Everything we know so far

MacBook Air (2022): Release date

Apple is expected to launch the 2022 MacBook Air later this year. To be specific, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported last month that we can expect up to 7 Macs in 2022. Now that we’ve seen Mac Studio at Apple’s Peak Performance event, We can expect a redesigned MacBook Air at WWDC 2022 in June,

MacBook Air (2022): Rumored Price

The MacBook Air currently starts at $999. Considering that Apple is planning to discontinue the 2020 M1 MacBook Air and considering the fact that the MacBook Air is positioned as an entry-level machine in the Mac ecosystem, We can expect the company to stick to the same pricing for the new MacBook Air model,

MacBook Air (2022): Design

As per the leaks and rumors so far, Apple may launch 2022 MacBook Air in multiple vibrant colors, Like the 24-inch iMac, we can see the MacBook Air in Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue and Silver variants. While Apple hasn’t officially confirmed these colors for the new MacBook Air yet, we’ll see at least some of these color options.

Moving away from its patented wedge design, Apple may opt for a MacBook Pro-esque finish for the new MacBook Air this time around. Other than this, apple may Introduce a Notch in the Upcoming MacBook AirExactly like what we’ve seen on the MacBook Pro.

However, the difference here is that MacBook Air expected to have white bezels and notch In colour, as opposed to the black bezels and notch on the Pro model. If that happens, hiding the MacBook notch might prove ineffective, and you’ll have to live with the notch. And that may be okay, as we’ve already seen Apple switch the colorful aesthetics and white bezels on the non-Pro M1-powered 24-inch iMac model in 2021.

MacBook Air (2022): Mini-LED Display?

Macbook Air Notch Feet

Apple brought mini-LED displays (or Liquid Retina XDR, as the company calls it) to new MacBook Pro models early last year. While there were earlier rumors that we might see it in the upcoming MacBook Air, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now says that The 2022 MacBook Air may not have a mini-LED display,

kuo too goes on to say That Apple may not launch any new mini-LED products this year due to cost concerns. If that’s true, then we might have to wait for another refresh to see the mini-LED display on the MacBook Air.

MacBook Air (2022) Processor: M2 or M1 Chip?

The highlight of any new model in the MacBook series is the specification upgrades, especially in the CPU department. As you will remember, MacBook Air with M1 chip launched in 2020, Although we were expecting to see the unannounced next-gen Apple M2 chip on the new MacBook Air, the latest note from Ming-Chi Kuo mentions that we could see the 2022 MacBook Air with the same M1 chip. in conversation with 9to5MacKuo mentioned that Apple may use an updated version of the M1 chip in the upcoming MacBook Air.

M1 Chip Body

However, a new report of 9to5Mac Citing sources familiar with the matter indicate that Apple may eventually use the M2 chip, According to the report, the M2 chip, codenamed J413, will be powered by an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. The 2020 M1 MacBook Air, on the other hand, has an eight-core CPU and 7/8-core GPU options. As a result, we can expect to see improvements in graphics capabilities in the new MacBook Air.

Since there are opposite opinions from reputable sources, it is hard to predict whether Apple will include an upgraded M1 chip on the next generation MacBook Air or an M2 chip under the hood. Taking an educated guess, we’re inclined to believe that Apple will actually use the M2 chip. However, that is something we will have to wait and find out.

MacBook Air (2022): Camera

Apple Macbook Air (2022): Release Date, Price, Specs, Rumors, And More

Apple has long used 720p cameras on MacBooks. Last year, however, the company finally switched to 1080p cameras on the MacBook Pro. We expect this year’s MacBook Air to get the same camera upgrade. Having a 1080p webcam should significantly improve the video quality in your meetings. That said, those who want the best possible quality should invest in an external 4K webcam instead.

MacBook Air (2022): Keyboard

Macbook Keyboard

After abandoning the butterfly keyboard in favor of the scissor switch, keyboard complaints on the MacBook have decreased significantly. So, Apple is likely to play it safely, and we might not see significant changes to the keyboard. However, what may change this time is the color of the keys. According to the rumors so far, MacBook Air (2022) may have off-white bezels with full-size function keys,

MacBook Air (2022): Ports

Future Macbook Air Models May Come With A White Notch And White Bezels, Claim Leakers

The M1 MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Although the next MacBook Air is unlikely to see an SDXC card slot, rumors suggest that MagSafe charging is expected to come to the MacBook Air around this time. In case you missed it, the MagSafe port marked its return to MacBooks with the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros last October.

Frequently asked questions

Q: When is the next MacBook Air coming out?

The next MacBook Air is expected to launch later this year, sometime in June 2022.

Q: Will the MacBook Air have an M2 chip?

probably. However, there are conflicting rumors that point to the M1 chip and an upgraded version of the M2 chip. Since this is a hardware refresh, we can expect Apple to pack an M2 chip in the upcoming MacBook Air.

Q: Will the MacBook Air be redesigned?

Yes, Apple is likely to launch the new MacBook Air in new colors, as well as a white keyboard and bezels, Also, you can expect to get a white colored notch on the 2022 MacBook Air refresh.

Q: Should I wait for MacBook Air 2022?

If you’re tempted by new color options, upgraded cameras, and chip upgrades, you’re better off waiting for the new MacBook Air. That being said, the 2020 M1-powered MacBook Air is still a capable machine, and now you can get attractive discounts on it.

Are you excited for the 2022 MacBook Air launch?

That explains everything we know about the next-gen MacBook Air at the moment. While the white bezels may prove to be a controversial transition, the new colors are likely to be well accepted among casual MacBook users. So, which of these features are you most excited about, and are you planning on buying a new MacBook Air later this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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