In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will release a redesigned MacBook Air with a mini-LED display in mid-2022. It will also come in a variety of colors, he adds.
The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks the usually reliable Kuo is on target. His prognostication lines up with previous reports. In May, Apple leaker Jon Prosser said that the next rev of the MacBook Air will will come in different colors like the 2021 iMac, according to Apple leaker Jon Prosser. This means they would be offered in green, yellow, blue, orange, pink, purple, and silver.
Currently, you can get the MacBook Air in space gray, gold, or silver. You can get the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro in space grey or silver.
Also, Prosser said the next gen MacBook Airs will sport an M2 chip, the successor to Apple’s M1 processor.
Along the same lines, according to a January 2021 report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning an even thinner MacBook Air with a magnetic charger. He said the laptop will sport Apple’s laptop MagSafe charging technology.
No, not the wireless charging system introduced with the iPhone 12 line-up. With the 2016 MacBook Pro line, Apple ditched the MagSafe connector, which disengaged with the slightest amount of pressure. This saved many Mac laptops from a disastrous plummet when someone accidentally snagged the power cable.
Gurman said that Apple may shrink the border around the screen (which will remain at 13 inches). The current MacBook Air is just over half an inch thick at its thickest point and weighs 2.8 pounds.