Mark Gorman BloombergMing-Chi Kuo, an analyst with often accurate predictions, and even Jon Prosser, whose rate is less cheerful but not ridiculous, all the good Apple leaks agree the California giant is working on a new MacBook Air.
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It is not only a redesign of the design, but also a complete overhaul of the positioning of the ultra-mobile device, made possible thanks to Apple’s silicon chips. Thus, the Apple laptop will position itself at the top of the range, regaining its historical position.
the future MacBook Air It will include a direct successor to the M1, with the same number of cores (8 CPUs), which will clock in at a higher speed. Graphics-wise, the new SoC can carry up to 10 cores, up to three more than current models.
As for connectivity, Apple unfortunately won’t revise their sites and will keep two USB-C ports – which isn’t always much, and this still leads to daily use limitations for certain uses.
iPad-esque design and colorful?
According to John Prosser, the MacBook Air will adopt a more parallel and thinner design, inspired by the design of the iPad Pro and possibly soon the new 24-inch iMacs. They will also borrow their colors from Apple’s latest all-in-one hardware, thus ranking them well in the mainstream range. Future ultra-high-definition mobile devices will also use a white Magic Keyboard, with a row of function keys the same size as the others. Thus, the entire keyboard will take up more space and reduce the trackpad by the same amount.
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Other rumors suggest that the MacBook Air could use miniLED panels, which were first introduced with iPad Pro 12.9-inch last May. It’s obviously hard to predict Apple’s decisions, but we can legitimately say that this novelty cannot be present in the MacBook Air unless the Pro models also empower it. The MagSafe connector can also come back, freeing one of the USB-C ports.
A new position for a new group?
Thus, the new MacBook Air will be superior to the current MacBook Air – so what will be kept in the range? – but still less than MacBook Pro. Makes sense, after all. But will a rethinking of the MacBook Air’s positioning, made possible by Apple’s silicon chips, accompany entry-level MacBooks that are thinner, less powerful, and less expensive?
By carefully controlling performance and autonomy gains, controlling the thermal envelope of its chips, and thus possible designs, Apple can be as concerned with structuring its laptop lineup as it has with iPad, With iPad Air. By excluding the iPad mini, we could have entry-level MacBooks, powered by an installed chip, like the M1, in this case, the high-end consumer MacBook Air, to create a crossover point with the Pro, and obviously the MacBook Pro, powered by more powerful chips and all the best technology. developed by Apple. This broader set of machines could allow Apple to respond more closely to the needs of some markets – especially education. Even if the Cupertino giant puts a lot of emphasis on its iPads for this segment. But we know that Apple tablets are not ideal replacements for laptops, on the one hand, and that the American giant has never been afraid to break up its sales by introducing new products.
The new MacBook Airs could be introduced in the second half of the year at the earliest, or in 2022, according to Mark Gorman and John Prosser.
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