MacBook Air refresh with M2 a strong possibility for WWDC 2022
Apple may introduce an updated MacBook Air at WWDC 2022, one that could be revealed as part of the launch of the M2 Apple Silicon generation.
Apple is rumored to be close to launching its next generation of Apple Silicon chips, with the M2 potentially being unveiled at WWDC 2022. As part of the launch, there is a chance Apple could bring out a new version of the MacBook Air at the same time.
According to Mark Gurman's "Power On" newsletter for Bloomberg, any hardware launches at WWDC will "likely be on the Mac side." Apple is also said to have been aiming to "launch the next MacBook Air with M2 chips at the conference."
While Apple planned for a launch, a supply chain crunch caused by COVID-19 lockdowns in China seemed to put that goal in jeopardy. However, Gurman says that developers have noticed Apple employees using "next-generation MacBook Airs with their apps," presumably for testing the hardware pre-announcement.
The idea of Apple introducing an updated MacBook Air has been floated a few times, and as one of the earliest M1 products, it seems like one of the biggest candidates for a refresh.
Rumors have put forward the idea that the MacBook Air can have a renewed appearance bringing it in line with the 14-inch MacBook Pro. This could include a display with a notch, complete with a 1080p camera, multiple color options, and a chassis change that removes the signature taper.
While the focus of Gurman's comment is the MacBook Air, there are reportedly at least nine Macs in development using M2-generation chips.