Apple plans to unveil revamped 13.3-inch Mini LED MacBook Air in mid-2022, according to new investor analyst Ming-Chi Kuo 9to5Mac and MacRumors. The forecast is in line with Kuo previous reports, but offers a more precise schedule. It also suggests that the new Air will have a slightly smaller screen than the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which are said to be on the road this year.
Mini LED is a relatively new display technology designed to offer some of the benefits of OLEDs – such as better contrast levels and improved dynamic range – without the risk of burns. It debuted at Apple on this year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Kuo has previously listed half a dozen Apple devices designed to move to new monitors, including the 27-inch iMac Pro, 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 10.2 iPad and 7.9-inch iPad Mini. Apple will be able to incorporate more premium displays due to the cost savings associated with its own silicon, By muzzle.
Along with new display technology, the upcoming MacBook Air is coming reported to be a MagSafe download, a thinner and lighter design and two USB 4 ports. Bloomberg previously reported that the new Air will take effect as the “direct successor” to this year’s M1 processor. The new chip is said to contain the same number of CPU cores running faster and an increased number of GPU cores. The current M1 processor is available with seven or eight GPU cores, while the new model reportedly includes nine or 10.
The new MacBook Air is likely to follow revamped MacBook Pro, is scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of this year. Laptops are reportedly available with 14 or 16 inch screens (Mini LED, By muzzle) with a new, more square design. MagSafe charging, HDMI ports and SD card slots are also provided is said to be included. The much-mocked OLED touchbar on the MacBook Pro can also eventually be dropped with these models.