There have been plenty of rumors about an upcoming 2022 MacBook Air, and even more today, including a render of the laptop that may reveal its new design.
It looks like the 2022 MacBook Air will completely revamp the classic MacBook Air look, using a wedge shape instead of the tapered look of the older Air laptops. The leaks also hint at a release in the second half of 2022.
The weight is also suggested to be just 2.9 pounds, along with a 13.6-inch mini-LED retina display, redesigned keyboard similar to the MacBook Pro, USB Type-C and Thunderbolt ports , tons of colors to choose from, up to 2TB with a maximum memory of 16GB and 20 hours of battery life. No HDMI or SD card slots have been revealed at this time.
The Apple M2 chip will also be included in the laptop, which could have eight cores in the chip. Although it won’t be as powerful as the M1 Pro and M1 Max, it will be designed for GPU and CPU efficiency instead.
However, none of these rumors have been officially confirmed by Apple, so take everything with a grain of salt.
Analysis: What we know so far
Although they haven’t been officially announced yet, there are plenty of leaks and rumors that paint a clearer picture of the 2022 MacBook Air. And giving these leaks more credence is information from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman himself.
The laptop missed a reveal at Apple’s “Peek Performance” event on March 8, there’s still a chance it could make an appearance at the WWDC event taking place in early June 2022, although that unlikely. According to Gurman, Apple originally planned to launch the new Air model late last year or early 2022, but was unable to meet that deadline.
And while the rumor mill is confident in a 2022 MacBook Air this year, that same mill seems to believe that Apple will jump on the 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro models this year. While it’s possible, we’ll see a refreshed 13-inch model this year instead.