If you believe the latest leaks and renderings, the next MacBook Air is getting a lot of inspiration new iMac. The pictures come from the leak Jon Prosser’s Home Tech, and they look like new devices with a radical new design. According to Prosser, these are artist figures he had made based on what was shown to him from his own source.
The images show several significant changes current MacBook Air design, starting by selecting one of the seven available colors. Options appear to be silver, blue, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and green. Sounds familiar? Yep, these are the same options as on the new iMac. However, the colors presented aren’t nearly as bold as what the iMac eventually sported.
Prior to the release of the iMac, Prosser leaked similar characters from the new color options. The actual colors on the iMac were eventually much bolder and offered a different shade on the front.
You don’t have to rely on the source to see why these new color options are a likely option for the next MacBook Air. Apple rarely designs an entirely new design model without plans to implement it in other products. Matching your MacBook Air to a 24-inch iMac feels right-fitting, especially if Apple is interested in separating these products Pro-level options.
The bezel and keyboard color are also a significant departure from the current MacBook Air. The renderings show very thin, white frames and white key cards. The images are very similar to the Razer Book 13, which has a silver frame and white keyboard. White frames were one of the most distinctive design elements of the new iMacs.
It is common to see thin frames in future product rendering, and Prosser admits that the size of the frames was largely a guess based on what was shown to him. In this case, however, it would not be hard to believe. Other 13-inch laptops The 16:10 screens already have this thin frame, inclusive Dell XPS 13 andr Razer Book 13. The new iMac has a large base frame, but it’s an all-in-one form factor design that forced Apple to fill the components in the space below the screen to keep the back thin.
Of course, these renderings also show a much thinner body, which Prosser says is just long enough to fit in a USB-C port. Apple’s first M1 MacBook Air reused the same body as the Intel-based MacBook Air. Despite the completely fanless base, it was large enough to fit the fans inside, which means the thinner MacBook Air, designed around the M1, is pretty believable. Prosser says the new MacBook Air, however, comes with a second-generation M2 chip.
We don’t know for sure when the next MacBook Air will come out. the next generation of M chips has already switched to mass production, which refers to the release in the coming months, possibly at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June or perhaps in the fall.