A new one DigiTimes Today’s report focused on notebook shipments briefly mentions that Apple plans to launch a new MacBook Air in the second half of 2022, which is in line with a time frame shared by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman earlier this month.


The relevant excerpt from the report, which cites supply chain sources:

Apple’s MacBook series are high-end consumer devices, but can also be considered a business notebook model, as they are preferred by many companies or office workers, the sources said, adding that the hot sales of the MacBook Pro released at the end of 2021, has lingered into the first quarter of 2022, with shipping volumes higher than expected, and new MacBook Air kits to launch in the second half of the year are expected to add additional sales momentum.

The new MacBook Air will have a slightly larger 13.6-inch screen compared to the current 13.3-inch model, screen industry consultant Ross Young said in a tweet last week.

While several sources have claimed that the new MacBook Air will have an M2 chip with an 8-core CPU and 9-core or 10-core GPU capabilities, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, according to a list, expects the laptop still has an M1 chip. of predictions he tweeted in early March. In an email, Kuo told MacRygter that the new MacBook Air could have a modified M1 chip, and although he did not specify further, the rumored extra GPU cores are certainly possible.

Kuo’s tweet said the new MacBook Air would also have a whole new design with additional color options and go into mass production by the end of the second quarter or third quarter of 2022. Unlike the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Kuo does not expect the new MacBook Air to have a mini-LED screen, which means that ProMotion is unlikely.

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