Apple is expected to introduce its new MacBook Air at the WWDC 2022 keynote later on Monday – after much anticipation and delay. While formal details about the new model have yet to be announced, both Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggest that the new MacBook Air model – aka the MacBook Air (2022) – Most will come with three standard colors. alternative. This is in contrast to earlier reports that suggested a wide range of colors available with the new model. Gurman also suggested that Apple may have delayed the launch of its 13-inch MacBook Pro and it will not be unveiled at WWDC. However, an Apple Authorized Reseller was spotted with hidden listings for both the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
Gurman on Twitter Claimed Reports suggesting that the new MacBook Air will come in multiple color options are “probably exaggerated” and not true as they believe the new model will only come in the standard Gold, Silver and Space Gray colours. However, he added that there will be a fresh gold color shade with a champagne-like finish and there could be a new dark blue color similar to last year’s iMac.
Ku agreed With Gurman’s claim and tweeted that the MacBook Air (2022) will likely come in a new color as well as three standard color options – instead of carrying the iMac’s rainbow-style colors that were previously expected.
The analyst also predicts that Apple will ship six to seven million units of the new MacBook Air in the second half of 2022. The forecast, however, depends on Quanta’s Shanghai capacity and will only meet the projected numbers if the facility reaches its former. Lockdown level before the third quarter.
Kuo said that the delivery of the MacBook Air (2022) will be better than the MacBook Pro models as the former is expected to be produced by Quanta and Foxconn, while the latter is manufactured at Quanta’s factories.
in his News bulletin Titled Power On, Gurman said that the MacBook Air (2022) will come with a design “not dissimilar” to the current MacBook Pro model. This suggests that we may get a notch on the MacBook Air this time around.
Giving more details about the design, Gurman said that the new MacBook Air will have a USB Type-C port, MagSafe charging, and Touch ID support. The new model is also said to retain the 13-inch display size that is available on the current MacBook Air model.
Apple was also speculated to unveil its new 13-inch MacBook Pro as a part of its new MacBook portfolio. However, Gurman said that the original launch plans for the MacBook Pro have been put on hold due to the lockdown in China.
The lockdown in China is also likely to affect the availability of the new MacBook Air.
In his newsletter, Gurman said he would expect a “decreased or non-immediate” availability of the new model due to the closure of factories in the Chinese region.
He also conceded in a tweet that Apple may eventually decide not to launch the new MacBook Air at the WWDC keynote due to factory shutdowns in China and the release date gap.
Nevertheless, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo Video carried a cryptic product listing for the 14-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro – both carrying the M2 chip.
It is likely that the listing will be a placeholder based on rumors only. However, the timing of their emergence on the web seems interesting.
That said, the WWDC 2022 keynote is happening on Monday at 10:30 pm IST where we will officially see what Apple has to unveil this time around. The event will be livestreamed through Apple’s social media channels, apps and website for public viewing.