Several months ago, we learned of rumors that Apple is preparing to release a redesigned MacBook Air. This new computer would have a mini-LED display and would have a multi-color finish, similar to what we’ve seen with the current iMac M1s. Now, respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo joins the report and offers us some details.
2022 will be the year of colors for the MacBook Air
Not all rumors are the same. Their source is of vital importance in ascribing more or less credibility to the information. On this occasion, Ming-Chi Kuo joins Mark Gurman and Jon Proser in declaring that Apple is preparing a new MacBook Air to launch in mid-2022.
According to the analyst published in his note (via MacRumors), Apple will present new MacBook Air with a “completely new design” very similar to what we hope to see coming to the 14in and 16in MacBook Pros soon. Like their big brothers, these new MacBook Air will give way to mini-LED screens and will have a more rectangular design.
Kuo admits he’s not sure if current MacBook Airs will be discontinued after new ones go into production. If so, the analyst expects a starting price of $ 999 for the new mini-LEDs in the MacBook Air. If the current ones are still on sale, it is quite possible that their price will be lowered, to accommodate the new models.
Apparently, it will be the Chinese manufacturer BOE that will supply the mini-LED screens for the new MacBook Air, while LG, Sharp and GIS, a subsidiary of Foxconn, will focus on manufacturing the mini-LED screens for the new MacBook Pro from 14 and 16. inches.
We have already seen how different one screen technology or another is after the presentation of the iPad Pro M1. The arrival of this same technology on Mac will mean a before and an after for the screens of our computers. An evolution which will gradually extend to the rest of the range.