In a current report, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has advised that two new Macbooks may very well be slated for launch this summer season. Gurman speculated that the timeline does fall in line for a possible WWDC 2022 launch. Within the report, Gurman mentioned “What higher place to take action than WWDC? That’s the identical venue the place the Mac’s transition from Intel to Apple’s personal chips was introduced two years in the past.”
I’m advised there are two new Macs coming across the center of the 12 months or early within the second half. A kind of is more likely to be the brand new MacBook Air. Different fashions within the works embrace an up to date Mac mini and 24-inch iMac, in addition to a low-end MacBook Professional to exchange the growing old 13-inch mannequin. And let’s not overlook that new Mac Professional and iMac Professional fashions are in growth.
~Mark Gurman, Bloomberg.
Whereas the loyal-to-a-fault person neighborhood of Apple was anticipating a Macbook Air launch on the Apple occasion final month, it wasn’t part of the occasion lineup. This could come as a nice shock to the neighborhood.
Macbook air may very well be the primary gadget powered by Apple’s rumored M2 chip. Apple have introduced the conclusion of their M1, M1 Extremely lineup, so the speculations do carry some weight. Whereas Apple have been largely devoted to the extra color-accurate IPS-LED show expertise over the extra vibrant, larger distinction OLED expertise, additionally it is rumored that the 2022 iteration of the Macbook Air might use the newest Micro-LED panels. Micro-LEDs provide higher color-accuracy whereas sustaining close to OLED ranges of distinction. OLED Panels have additionally been extra inclined to burn-in, an issue Micro-LED panels work round.
The 2022 Macbook air can be anticipated to deliver a greater FaceTime digicam. This may very well be supportive of current stories regarding the gadget’s design. There have been stories that the Macbook air may very well be impressed from the Macbook professional and carry a notch on the show to deal with the digicam and different parts. Its additionally rumored to be releasing in a number of shade choices.
Whereas Gurman’s stories are typically thought-about dependable by the neighborhood, Apple has traditionally used WWDC’s platform for software program releases. Therefore, the extra moderately anticipated releases are iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13 and tvOS 16.