Apple has pushed again the next-gen MacBook Air to later in 2022, and no extra high-end MacBook Professional launches are anticipated till subsequent yr – however there will likely be a Professional 13-inch overhaul, or at the very least that’s the most recent phrase from the rumor mill.
All this comes from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, a widely known Apple leaker, who broke this newest hypothesis through his publication (as flagged up by MacRumors).
Gurman asserts that it was Apple’s authentic intention to launch the totally redesigned MacBook Air powered by a next-gen M2 chip on the finish of final yr, or early in 2022, however clearly that didn’t occur (the refreshed Air was definitely a powerful tip for Apple’s most up-to-date launch occasion – however didn’t present up).
Apple hasn’t been in a position to persist with this authentic timeframe, apparently, and so is now planning on launching the MacBook Air within the second half of 2022.
As for different MacBooks, we received’t see any new MacBook Professional 14-inch or 16-inch fashions this yr, so Apple is not going to be debuting something in that class till 2023, Gurman observes. When these refreshed higher-end MacBook Professional variations do flip up, they’ll seemingly sport M2 Professional and M2 Max SoCs.
Nevertheless, the Apple leaker believes that we may see a revamped MacBook Professional 13-inch – the bottom mannequin – flip up at some stage this yr, and that would sport the M2 chip which can also be destined for the subsequent MacBook Air as talked about.
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After all, with the MacBook Air being so strongly rumored in latest instances, it’s a great wager that it’s nonetheless within the playing cards to seem from Apple, and the most probably launch slot can be at an enormous Apple occasion within the fall. This ties in with one other heavyweight Apple leaker, Ming-Chi Kuo, predicting that the redesigned MacBook Air may hit mass manufacturing in Q3 (or possibly late Q2), and so can be launched not too far down the road after that.
Elsewhere on the grapevine, inside sources who spoke to 9to5Mac have theorized that we are going to see a brand new MacBook Air and contemporary MacBook Professional 13-inch later in 2022, each with M2 chips – echoing the forecast simply offered by Gurman.
So, this newest prediction backs up what has been floating round through the rumor mill already, and seemingly underlines the chance of seeing at the very least the brand new MacBook Air sooner or later later this yr. And naturally possibly a Professional 13-inch refresh, as talked about, on high, which may run with a fairly primary overhaul (simply pepping up the processor to an M2 mannequin, and that’s about all).
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