Mini-LED MacBook Air Expected to Release Mid-2022: Kuo

Apple may release its new, upgraded MacBook Air sometime during mid-2022. It’s expected that Apple will integrate a mini-LED display into the model.

As reported by MacRumors, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new investors note. Within, Kuo reiterates that Apple may release its new 13.3-inch MacBook Air model, which is expected to feature a mini-LED display. This isn’t the first time Kuo has released this information. We first caught wind of this late last year. Digitimes has also corroborated this story earlier this year.

If previous reports are accurate, the new MacBook Air will feature thinner bezels along with the mini-LED display, which is expected to give users an improved display with higher contrast, deeper blacks, and a more diverse colour gamut. Additionally, the model is expected to include a pair of Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and implement MagSafe technology. Finally, the unit could indeed be powered by the upgraded M1 chip. Tentatively dubbed ‘M2’, the upgraded chipset is reported to offer nine or 10 GPU cores as opposed to the seven the M1 chip offers.

This model of MacBook Air may become the second device to adopt mini-LED. Previous reports have pegged that an upgraded MacBook Pro model will release later this year and be the first to feature a mini-LED display.

Kuo has also stated that if component shortages improve throughout 2021, MacBook shipments may grow to 20-22 million units throughout 2022.