The MacBook Air with M1 chip was made official by Apple almost a year ago. The news was well received: its performance easily surpassed that of the more powerful MacBook Pro .
However, users interested in upgrading will apparently have to wait until 2022 for a new generation. At least that’s what popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most trusted sources on the Cupertino Giant, says.
The next MacBook Air can still have a renewed design — there are already 7-color renders of the novelty — and popularize mini-LED screens . Kuo says such a model, which will likely be comprised of the next-generation Apple Silicon, isn’t due until the third quarter of 2022. Mass production could start at the end of the second or the beginning of the third quarter.
In the short term, Kuo is also forecasting a downturn in sales of the current MacBook Air. Component shortages are the driving factor, in addition to a decrease in demand for technological devices such as laptops, which enable remote work, on demand. that the pandemic fades away.
But maybe as early as next month Apple will continue the Apple Silicon production line with the launch of a new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with a more powerful M1X chip inside.