Kuo: Redesigned MacBook Air With Mini-LED Display and Several Color Options to Launch in Mid 2022

Apple plans to launch a new MacBook Air with a mini-LED display and several color options around mid 2022, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors. These details line up with previous rumors about the new MacBook Air from sources like Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and YouTube tech personality Jon Prosser.

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A colorful MacBook Air concept shared by Jon Prosser

Kuo said the new MacBook Air will feature an "all-new design" with a similar form factor as the next MacBook Pro models, which are also expected to feature a mini-LED display and flatter top and bottom edges. Previous rumors have suggested the new MacBook Air will also feature a faster Apple silicon chip and a MagSafe-branded magnetic power cable.

Kuo said it is not yet certain whether the existing M1 MacBook Air will be discontinued after the mini-LED model enters mass production, and this could have an effect on pricing. If the M1 MacBook Air is discontinued, Kuo said the mini-LED model will probably start at the same $999 price. If the M1 MacBook Air does remain available for purchase alongside the mini-LED model, Kuo believes it could receive a price cut.

Chinese manufacturer BOE will supply the mini-LED displays for the new MacBook Air, whereas LG, Sharp, and Foxconn subsidiary GIS will supply mini-LED displays for the upcoming MacBook Pro models, according to Kuo.

Apple last updated the MacBook Air with the M1 chip in November 2020.

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roronl Avatar
36 months ago
And it's name is simply: MacBook.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
36 months ago
I can only wish that Apple skip white/greyish bezels for MacBook Air
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
satchmo Avatar
36 months ago

I can only wish that Apple skip white/greyish bezels for MacBook Air
The iMac revealed the visual language for Apple's consumer line of products...so expect white bezels.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oooopossum Avatar
36 months ago

And it's name is simply: Macbook.
I really hope the bring back the MacBook moniker, and what better was to do so with some colorful options. Really hoping for more than silver, slightly darker silver and rose gold this next generation.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HappySponge Avatar
36 months ago
I hate this. (first world problems mind you I know). I want to get a new Mac but without a full update of their product catalog it is hard to buy something right now. I have talked to a lot of other people who are on the sidelines like me just waiting for more info so we can make a buying decision.

I think once their product lines are all refreshed (14", 16", etc) Apple will see a major influx of purchases.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BMcCoy Avatar
36 months ago

when I hover over the image the filename starts with "prosser..." haha MR:eek::eek:
Err, that’s because the image is from Prosser and RendersbyIan, as you can see from the watermark in the image.

Prosser leaked this new design and the colours some time ago.
The image was created by RendersbyIan and based on actual leaked pictures.
(releasing the render rather than the actual photos protects the source)
This ‘confirmation‘ from Ming Chi adds more credibility to Prosser’s leak.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)