The MacBook Air 2022 will have a redesign and will be powered by the new Apple Silicon M2 chip

The 2020 MacBook Air was the start of laptops with Apple’s M1 chip.

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 Which proved to be on par with the competition and the same is expected for the 2022 MacBook Air.

According to various sources, Apple is thinking of making big changes to its smaller laptop . We may see the launch of the new Air between March and June 2022.

Based on the reported specs, if you were planning to buy a MacBook Air this year , you might want to wait a bit longer to enjoy the next generation of the Apple Silicon chip .

MacBook Air redesign

Based on the various rumors, the MacBook Air’s design is ready for a redesign. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working on a “thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air” compared to the current version. 

According to analyst Jon Prosser, Apple wants to include bright and fun colors in its new 2022 MacBook Air , just as it did with the new 24-inch iMac . Concept images based on the leaked information, the next MacBook Air design will include white bezels and a notch where the webcam is.

M2 chip

The next-gen M2 chip appears to be the closest possibility to integrate into the MackBook Air 2022 . If the production schedule, according to Kuo, is correct, we will probably see the MacBook Air in late March next year. This would be almost two full years from the last update that brought the M1 chip to MacBook Airs in November 2020.

The M1 Pro / Max chips are repowered siblings of the M1, but considering the proposed size of the MacBook Air, those processor models are likely to stick with Apple’s Pro products.

Also, the next MacBook Air is likely to come with two USB 4 ports and we could see the return of the MagSafe charging cable , which was discontinued by Apple on the latest MacBook Air of 2019.