Apple is reportedly planning to begin mass production on its redesigned MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2022.
According to a new research note from TF International Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, seen by MacRumors, a redesigned MacBook Air will hit its mass production state in Q3 of next year. Kuo has also stated in the past that he believes that the new device will feature a mini-LED display and other updates.
Many of Apple’s devices are entering its redesigned phase, such as the anticipated MacBook Pro redesigns, expected later this year. It appears as though the MacBook Air isn’t trailing too far behind. Kuo believes that the new model will feature a powerful processor from Apple. In the past, Kuo pegged the release date of the device to hit around the middle of 2022. However, the timeline appears to have shifted as mass production is expected in late Q2 or early Q3 of next year.
Leaker Jon Prosser has stated that he expects the new MacBook Air to have colour options, a new design, and will be powered by Apple’s M2 chip. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has also said that the redesigned MacBook Air will be thinner and lighter. Other notable details include the device having two USB 4 ports, and a MagSafe charging connector.
We’re likely a ways off from seeing a new MacBook Air officially revealed by Apple. The company is expected to announce a redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year.