2022 MacBook Air Again Rumored to Feature Mini-LED Display

Apple's next-generation MacBook Air will feature a mini-LED display and launch in 2022, according to DigiTimes.

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DigiTimes previously said that the ‌MacBook Air‌ is set to get a mini-LED display in the future, but the Taiwanese publication has now doubled-down on the claim.

Citing industry sources, the latest report says that Apple is "likely" to adopt mini-LED backlighting for a ‌MacBook Air‌ with a 13.3-inch display. The device is rumored to launch in 2022.

The new mini-LED model is expected to boost ‌MacBook Air‌ shipments by around two million units next year. The report added that the 11-inch iPad Pro is also likely to adopt a mini-LED display in 2022.

The claim comes after the launch of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, which both feature the first mini-LED displays on a MacBook, stylised by Apple as "Liquid Retina XDR" displays. Rumors of a mini-LED ‌MacBook Air‌ have been floating around for some time, with the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo repeatedly saying that the 2022 ‌MacBook Air‌ will feature a mini-LED display.

Apple now uses mini-LED technology for a range of its high-end devices, including the Pro Display XDR, 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, and the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Mini-LED on the ‌MacBook Air‌ would be a significant development in Apple's product lineup because the technology has been reserved only for "Pro" products thus far.

‌Mini-LED‌ display technology brings a significant improvement display quality, allowing for thinner, lighter designs while offering benefits like improved wide color gamut, high contrast and dynamic range, and truer blacks. Several reports have suggested that MacBooks will be the main driver of mini-LED panel shipments going forward as Apple transitions to the technology across many of its products with displays.

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Lwii2boo Avatar
34 months ago
White bezels looks so cheap yuuuuuuuk
Even worse, a white notch i can't believe it
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James Godfrey Avatar
34 months ago
I don’t understand the hate with the white bezels… to me the iMac looks more in keeping with the keyboard and mouse now than it used to be… on the old iMacs the keyboard and mouse just didn’t seem to fit in…

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rmoliv Avatar
34 months ago
White bezels? Again? They dropped them on the iPad and iPhone why put them on the iMac and now on the MacBook Air? It totally hurts anyone's eyes! Please do Apple customers a favor and FIRE the design department!
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SW3029 Avatar
34 months ago
Please just make a 15 inch verson. I want a big screen MacBook that isn't a Pro.
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Serban55 Avatar
34 months ago
Digitimes again copy paste what other real leakers said yesterday
Even a chicken can copy paste nowadays
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downpour Avatar
34 months ago

I don’t get the hate either. It’s just a border. Who cares? You’re looking at what’s inside it.

Why does everything have to be black and grey? Like a rainy day how depressing
It isn't just because black looks better, it's because the screen can only blend into a black background. If you care about the image on the screen, this is important... i.e. if you are editing photos, watching video or doing graphic design etc. White around your image will throw your judgements off when editing.

Even if you have a white image on the screen it won't blend into a white bezel, as there is always a black border between the screen and the bezel. A glowing white screen will never match a white bezel, but black is just black, so it blends. I've had iPhones, iPads and Macs with both white and black bezels over the years and black is just better in every case.

Luckily Apple seem to realise that professionals need black borders, so hopefully there will be a Pro version of the iMac with this feature to match the new MacBook Pros.
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