Here are the top speculated features for the 2022 MacBook Air expected at WWDC

Here are the top speculated features for the 2022 MacBook Air expected at WWDC

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  • Below, we’ll list the top MacBook Air 2022 rumored features and the likelihood of seeing them in the new laptop.  Leaked renders suggest the MacBook Air 2022 may receive a fresh redesign. Instead of the wedge-shaped tapered design the laptop is known for, the MacBook Air may have a more uniform, rectangular rounded chassis similar to the 2021 MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch.

  • Apple’s WWDC presentation today might see the introduction of the MacBook Air 2022. (Monday, June 6). It’s been two years since Apple released a new MacBook Air, and now appears to be the right moment for the company to do so. Inevitably, speculation around the MacBook Air 2022 has grown in recent weeks. Some rumours appear to be plausible, while others appear to be far-fetched. Apple’s tiniest laptop might endure substantial alterations, ranging from a complete redesign to the addition of the rumoured M2 processor. It’s also feasible that the next MacBook Air may just receive modest upgrades.

Those same MacBook Air 2022 renders reveal several color options, including purple, orange, blue, red, yellow, green and silver/gray. These colors could serve to distinguish the MacBook Air from the MacBook Pro line, similar to how the iPad Air’s colors differentiate it from the iPad Pro.  The aforementioned renders also show slimmer bezels, a notched display and a MagSafe connector for power. However, a more recent suite of renders, reportedly based on CAD designs from supposedly within Apple, show a MacBook Air 2022 with no display notch after all. Slimmer bezels are one of the 5 things we want from the next MacBook Air, so such a change would be welcome.

Display analyst Ross Young says that the ‌MacBook Air‌ will continue to use an LCD display, with Apple reserving mini-LED for more expensive Pro models (via AppleWord(opens in new tab)). Although a mini-LED display would be nice, the MacBook Air 2022 may not include it if Apple wants to keep the laptop’s price low. After all, the relatively affordable price compared to the MacBook Pro line is one of the main reasons the Air series is so popular.

Considering how the MacBook Pro 2021 line received a redesign last year, it’s not unreasonable to assume Apple would do the same for the MacBook Air. This rumor seems likely. The MacBook Air 2022 screen has been tipped to use a mini-LED display like the iPad Pro 2021 and new MacBook Pros, which should deliver a boost in brightness and colors. However, industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo disputes this, and notes that the laptop may come with a brand new design that doesn’t include mini-LED.

MacBook Air 2022 rumored features: MagSafe charging and ports. MagSafe charging returned to MacBooks with last year’s MacBook Pros. Rumors have hinted at it coming back to the next-gen Air as well. If true, long-time MacBook fans will no doubt rejoice. After all, MagSafe charging was one of the line’s most distinguishing features. The new MacBook Pros also got an SD card reader and HDMI port, so we may see the same on the new Air, though one detailed leak claims that the MacBook Air could stick with USB-C ports only. That wouldn’t be a huge deal thanks to USB-C enabling a greater degree of connectivity, but people who want more port access might have to deal with dongles.

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