Apple to Launch Redesigned MacBook Air in Second Half of 2022, Following a Delay: Gurman

It appears as Apple has delayed the launch of its rumoured redesigned MacBook Air until the second half of 2022, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman.

In his latest installment of the Power On newsletter, Gurman states that Apple’s original plan was to launch a new MacBook Air with a fresh, updated design by either the end of 2021 or the early months of 2022. However, it would appear as though the release window has now fallen to the latter half of the year.

Based on previous reports from Gurman, it sounds like the redesigned MacBook Air will sport the “M2” chip, giving the processing power a major upgrade. It has also been said that the new model will be available in a variety of colours.

Earlier this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo corroborated Gurman’s claims. At the time of the report, it was assumed that the MacBook Air would launch during mid-2022.

In addition to the report of the MacBook Air, Gurman also notes that Apple’s update to the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro should not be expected anytime this year. It’s said that the MacBook Pro’s update treatment will see to it that the supposed “M2 Pro” and “M2 Max” chips would be utilized. Therefore, the only MacBook Pro update to expect during 2022 is expected to be a refresh to the 13-inch model.

Gurman’s latest newsletter states that the M2 chip will be the standout feature.

Based on what’s been reported this year so far, it’s all but certain that the M2 chip is debuted in a big way later this year. Given that Apple first launched its own silicon in 2020, we may see a structure two-year cycle between base models of the chip. Of course, Apple has since upgraded the M1 with the Pro, Pro Max, and more recently, the M1 Ultra.