Apple is expected to launch the M2 MacBook Air in 2022. The new Air notebook would be lighter and slimmer than its predecessor but now there are conflicting reports of its display design. New renders of the upcoming M2 MacBook Air by LeaksApplePro claim that Apple will remove the notch and feature thicker bezels.
Previously, leakers with reliable track records @Prosser and @Dylan reported that the new 2022 MacBook Air will be powered by next-generation Apple Silicon (presumably called M2 chip) and will have a flat edge-to-edge design without a back wedge, white keyboard, and bezels like the 24-inch M1 iMac, full-sized function keys and a notch like the 2021 MacBook Pro models.
Renders of M2 MacBook Air based on Apple CAD files reveal an all-around white bezels design instead of the notch
Render based on Apple CAD files by @LeaksApplePro reiterate most of the known design details of the upcoming MacBook Air model with one big difference, no notch. The tech giant will feature thicker bezels around the display which means the new laptop will offer additional screen real estate.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2021) models are the first notebooks to feature the notch which Apple’s executives say is a smart way to make the display larger and macOS is optimized to hide the notch. Mac Product Line Manager, Shruti Haldea said that;
What we’ve done is we’ve actually made the display taller. Like on the 16-inch notebook, you still have a 16.0 active area on the diagonal in that 16:10-inch window, and we just grew the display up from there and put the menu bar up there. We just kind of moved it up and out of the way. So it’s a really smart way to give you more space for your content, and when you’re in full-screen mode, you have that 16:10 window, and it looks great. It’s seamless.
Therefore, some users will not be happy with the loss of screen real estate. Other expected features of the new MacBook Air are a mini-LED display, a 1080p webcam, support a 30W USB-C power adaptor, and come in new color options like purple, green, blue, and more.