Several months ago we learned, through rumors, that Apple is preparing the launch of a redesigned MacBook Air. This new computer would have a mini-LED screen and would be finished in various colors, similar to what we have seen with the current iMac M1. Now the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo adds to the report and offers us some details.
2022 will be the year of colors for the MacBook Air
Not all rumors are the same. The source of the same is of vital importance when assigning more or less credibility to a piece of information. This time Ming-Chi Kuo joins Mark Gurman and Jon Proser in claiming that Apple is preparing a new MacBook Air to launch in mid-2022.
According to the analyst, Apple will introduce new MacBook Air with a “completely new design” much like the one we expect to soon see coming to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Just like their bigger siblings these new MacBook Airs will make the move to mini-LED displays and will have a more rectangular design.
Kuo admits he is not sure if the current MacBook Airs will be discontinued after the new ones go into production. If so, the analyst expects a starting price of $999 for the new MacBook Air mini-LEDs. If the current ones are still on sale, it is quite possible that their price will be lowered to make room for the new models.
It appears that Chinese manufacturer BOE will supply the mini-LED displays for the new MacBook Air, while LG, Sharp, and GIS, a subsidiary of Foxconn, are focused on manufacturing the mini-LED displays for the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
We have already seen when difference represents a screen technology or another after the presentation of the iPad Pro M1. The arrival of this same technology to Macs will mean a before and after for the screens of our computers. A change that will progressively extend to the rest of the range.