Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 is an annual event where developers from around the world come to learn about the latest Apple technologies and to be inspired by keynote presentations and sessions. This year’s event will take place in Apple’s Cupertino Campus in California from June 6-10, and Apple has already released a few details about what to expect. As always, there will be live updates from Apple’s developers and engineers throughout the week, as well as keynote presentations on the latest advancements in Apple technologies. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Apple Campus and get hands-on experience with new products and features. WWDC is always an exciting event for Apple fans, and this year’s conference is sure to be no exception.
Redesigned MacBook Air is Expected to Launch in the Event
Redesign is one of the predicted characteristics of the MacBook Air 2022.
According to leaked renderings, the MacBook Air 2022 will be redesigned. The MacBook Air may feature a more uniform, rectangular rounded chassis, akin to the 2021 MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch, rather than the wedge-shaped tapering design the laptop is known for.
The same images show purple, orange, blue, red, yellow, green, and silver/gray as color possibilities for the MacBook Air 2022. These hues may assist to separate the MacBook Air from the MacBook Pro series, just how the colors distinguish the iPad Air from the iPad Pro.
MacBook Air 2022 get’s more slim
Slimmer bezels, a notched display, and a MagSafe port for power are all shown in the renderings. However, a new set of images, allegedly based on CAD blueprints from within Apple, shows a MacBook Air 2022 without a display notch after all. Slimmer bezels are one of the five features we’d like to see in the upcoming MacBook Air, so a modification like this would be nice.
Given how Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro 2021 range last year, it’s not unrealistic to expect Apple to do the same for the MacBook Air. This rumour appears to be true.
The following are some of the rumored characteristics of the MacBook Air 2022: LED mini-display
The MacBook Air 2022 screen, like the iPad Pro 2021 and future MacBook Pros, is expected to employ a mini-LED display, which could improve brightness and colours. Industry expert Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, opposes this, claiming that the laptop would have a completely new design that does not incorporate mini-LEDs.
According to display analyst Ross Young (via AppleWord (opens in new tab)), the MacBook Air will continue to employ an LCD panel, with Apple saving mini-LED for more costly Pro versions.
MacBook Air Fast charging & long battery Life
Although a mini-LED display would be wonderful, if Apple wants to keep the MacBook Air 2022’s price low, it may not be included. After all, one of the key reasons the Air series is so popular is its comparatively low price when compared to the MacBook Pro line.
MagSafe ports and charging
With last year’s MacBook Pros, MagSafe charging was brought back to MacBook. It’s also said to be coming back to the next-gen Air. Long-time MacBook users will undoubtedly thrilled if this is true. After all, one of the line’s most distinguishing features was MagSafe charging.
The new MacBook Pros include an SD card reader and HDMI connector, so we could see the same on the new Air, while one thorough source suggests it will just have USB-C connections. That wouldn’t be a big concern because USB-C allows for more connection, but customers who need extra ports may have to use dongles.
MacBook Pro (14-inch) Bigger the Screen, More Entertainment
MagSafe charging made a comeback with the MacBook Pro series, and it’s possible that the MacBook Air 2022 may include it as well. (Photo courtesy of Henry T. Casey)
Because the MacBook Air series is designed to be as thin as possible, it wouldn’t surprise us if Apple restricted ports to a bare minimum. MagSafe charging, on the other hand, appears to be a more realistic option.
The following are some of the rumored characteristics of the MacBook Air 2022: M2 microprocessor
The first M2 processors may arrive in future revisions of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The M2 processor might possibly make an appearance in the MacBook Air 2022.
Surprisingly, earlier speculations have claimed that the M2 may not be significantly more powerful than the M1. According to Kuo, Apple may label the revised chip “M2” to encourage sales or wait until 2023 to utilize the moniker.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman had reported that the M2 processor will include an 8-core CPU with four efficiency and high-performance cores, as well as a 10-core GPU. It would be less powerful than the M1 Pro or M1 Max in the next MacBook Pros for 2021, but more powerful than the M1 chip.
Apple’s M2 processor
The MacBook Air 2022 might be powered by Apple’s M2 processor. (Photo courtesy of Apple)
According to another report, entry-level vanilla M2 processors are being tested in a MacBook Air 2022, a Mac mini 2022, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro 2022. You could get a sensation of déjà vu at this point, because these are the same three pieces of hardware that Apple used to launch the original M1 processor, so a pattern is emerging. The M2 chip has the same specifications across all three: the same eight CPU cores as the M1, plus two or three more graphics cores for a total of 10.
The M1 Ultra (which is actually two M1 Max processors glued together) is the last in the M1 range, according to Apple. To that goal, an M1 replacement is on the way – though that doesn’t guarantee we’ll see it in Apple laptops and PCs by 2022. If the M2 does arrive this year, it’s probable that it won’t be a significant increase over the M1. Having said that, it should still have the power and performance that Apple silicon is known for.
This is a developing story we will keep updating you with upcoming announcement of the WWDC 2022 event.