MacBook Air with the Apple M2 chip, colourful design expected to launch in 2022
Apple’s MacBook Air with new colours and the Apple M2 chip is being tipped to launch in the first half of 2022. According to reports, Apple is currently testing multiple prototypes of this next-generation MacBook Air. One of the main changes in the new MacBook Air is going to be under the hood with the new M-series chip. On the outside, Apple is expected to make things exciting by offering the laptop in different colours. Besides this, it is also being tipped that Apple might bring in a new low-end MacBook Pro and a new Mac Pro in 2022.
Just wanted to share some details on when to expect the next generation M2 (not the M1X which is reserved for the Pro Mac devices). This processor is on track to release in the first half of 2022 alongside the upcoming colorful Macbook (Air).— Dylan (@dylandkt) July 5, 2021
The tipster who goes by the name @dylandkt on Twitter shared that the Apple M2 SoC is “on track” to make its debut in the first half of 2022 along with the new colourful MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air devices are expected to come in the same colours Apple introduced on the iMac in April this year. Going by that, we can expect to see the 2022 MacBook Air in Green, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Blue, and Silver.
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According to the tipster, the Apple M2 chip is going to be built on the same foundation as Apple’s next-gen A15, and it is going to come with a significantly improved performance scope. Apple introduced the M1 chip as a part of its silicon transition last year. A successor to the M1 chip, the M1X, might also make its debut later this year, ahead of the M2 next year.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman had reported that Apple would introduce its high-end, redesigned MacBook Air by the end of 2021, and it was going to come with the successor to the M1 processor. The successor to the M1 has been codenamed Staten and promises faster computing cores than what Apple brought in with the M1. However, the new chip is expected to have the same number of cores.
Besides this a new chip and new colours, there might be more coming in with the new MacBook Airs. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple may use mini-LED displays on the 2022 MacBook Air models. However, it is unclear if this new display tech will be limited to high-end models or be available across the lineup.