A new report from DigiTimes reiterates that Apple plans to launch a new MacBook Air in the second half of 2022. The launch is expected to add more momentum to MacBook sales, the publication claims.
Apple to launch a new MacBook Air in 2022
DigiTimes’ report focuses on the “hot” sales Apple is seeing of its 2021 MacBook Pro models from last year that have continued into 2022. The report, which cites supply chain sources, also says that the tech giant is planning to release a new MacBook Air in the second half of this year.
Apple’s MacBook series are high-end consumer devices, but can also be regarded as a business notebook model as they are favored by many companies or office workers, the sources indicated, adding that hot sales of MacBook Pro released in late 2021 have lingered into the first quarter of 2022, with shipment volumes higher than expected, and new MacBook Air set for launch in the second half of the year is expected to add further sales momentum.
Previously, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also said that the MacBook Air will be released in the second half of 2022 with an M1 chip, a new design language, and more color options. It is also widely rumored that the device will feature a slightly larger 13.6-inch display versus the current 13.3-inch model.
While several reports have claimed that the new MacBook will feature an M2 chip with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, Kuo expects it to feature an M1 chip. It is possible that the new model could have a modified M1 chip.
Kuo has also said that the 2022 MacBook Air will have multiple colors, including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver, coupled with white bezels and a white keyboard. Unlike the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Kuo does not expect the upcoming model to feature a mini-LED display. Other tidbits include a 1080p camera, function keys, and MagSafe.