Gurman: Redesigned MacBook Air Delayed to Second Half of 2022, No New High-End MacBook Pro Likely Until Next Year

Apple has seemingly delayed the launch of the redesigned MacBook Air until later this year, and will likely not launch new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models until 2023, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that Apple originally planned to launch its new ‌MacBook Air‌ with "an all-new design, MagSafe, the M2 chip, and more" at the end of 2021 or in early 2022, but this timeframe has now seemingly slipped to the second half of 2022.

Apple analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuoexpects mass production of the new MacBook Air to begin in the late second quarter or early third quarter, suggesting that the device could launch sometime around September.

Gurman also said that he does not expect Apple to update its high-end 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this year, with an update bringing the "‌M2‌ Pro" and "‌M2‌ Max" chips being more likely to arrive next year. This year, Gurman said that the only MacBook Pro update will likely be a refreshed entry-level MacBook Pro with a 13-inch display and the ‌M2‌ chip.

Launching a series of new Macs with the ‌M2‌ chip toward the end of 2022 could take similar shape to how Apple unveiled the M1 ‌MacBook Air‌, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and entry-level Mac mini in November 2020, suggesting that the company's M-series chips have a upgrade cycle of approximately two years. Other than the ‌MacBook Air‌ and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the entry-level ‌Mac mini‌, 24-inch iMac, and iPad Pro would also be viable candidates for the ‌M2‌ chip, but timeframes for updates to these devices is still unclear.

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Top Rated Comments

orbital~debris Avatar
9 months ago

at the end of 2021 or in early 2022, but this timeframe has now seemingly slipped to the second half of 2022.
Reading this thinking "oh wow, that's quite a delay – end of this year or early next year!" then re-realising it's already 2022 – so this just means a few months from now. ?
Global pandemic has really messed with the sense of time in this timeline… ?
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
9 months ago
I don’t think it’s delayed. I think the MacBook Air will be released in October/early November with the Apple Event in Fall which will focus on the Mac and it will be the last Apple event for this year.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
9 months ago
New MacBook Pros just came out. Nobody is expecting updates to them this year of next.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
9 months ago
I'm awaiting more info on a "high end" M1 Pro Mac mini.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DHagan4755 Avatar
9 months ago

suggesting that the company's M-series chips have a upgrade cycle of two years
...Or this is an artifact of the global chip shortage & pandemic.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
9 months ago

I'm awaiting more info on a "high end" M1 Pro Mac mini.
It's called Mac Studio.

Edit: not being snarky, I don't expect to see an M1 Pro Mac mini or M2 Pro Mac mini with Mac Studio out there in these flavours. Apple is run by the money people, yo.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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