Tech News: The next-gen Apple MacBook Air will be even thinner and lighter.
Last week, Bloomberg reported this Apple had plans for a redesigned MacBook Air. However, it was a footnote in a larger piece that focused on some upcoming MacBook Laptop professional. Today, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman gave some more details on the upcoming Air update. It will be thinner and lighter, the publication reports, will have a next-generation M1 processor and will use the same MagSafe charging system that will also be used for the next MacBook Professional update. The company is also said to be considering a design with smaller screen bezels, which would make the already portable form factor even smaller.
The report does not say how much smaller, thinner and lighter the laptop could be. However, Bloomberg notes that the laptop will be positioned as high-end alternative to the current MacBook Air, which will remain an entry-level model. Modifications to the chassis would help Apple differentiate the Air and Pro lines. The most recent MacBook Air, what features Apple’s new M1 chip, it is similar in appearance to the MacBook Pro (at least the versions that come without Touch Bar). It’s a nice car – according to my colleague Dana Wollman, “worthy of consideration for most people” – but not one that stands out among the current ones. MacBook Professionals.
According to Bloomberg, the new MacBook Air could appear by the end of the year or in 2022. That means it will likely come after the redesign MacBook Pro, which will reportedly come in 14-inch and 16-inch versions. Apple It also plans to introduce a new design for the iMac later this year – something the all-in-one desktop desperately needs – and additions to the Mac Pro line.