According to a report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant plans to launch a new MacBook Air in mid-2022. The ultra-portable notebook is expected to feature an all-new design with a form factor reminiscent of other Apple devices with ‘flat edges’ such as the iPhone 12 series.

Kuo expects the device to use mini-LED display technology, first found on the Pro Display XDR and the iPad Pro with M1 chip. The machine is likely to use next-generation Apple silicon, presumably the M2. A rumoured M1X chip with more cores and more graphics is still expected to ship with the next-generation MacBook Pro.

It isn’t clear at this stage if the current M1 equipped MacBook Air will be discontinued or if it will remain in the lineup at a more affordable price point. The report states that the mini-LED MacBook Air is expected to launch at $999.

Finally, the new MacBook Air is rumoured to come in a variety of colours much like the 2021 iMac. This is also corroborated by notorious Apple Leaker Jon Prosser and Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman.


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