The last time we saw Apple refresh the MacBook Air was towards the end of 2020 where the computer was among the first Mac computers to get the new M1 chip. However, the overall design remained the same as its predecessor. If you were hoping for something different, you might need to wait until 2022.
This is according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who suggested that a new MacBook Air with a redesigned body and new colorful options might only arrive next year. Kuo had previously suggested that a mini LED MacBook Air could launch in 2022, so this report basically expands on that with some other potential changes.
According to Kuo, this MacBook Air will sport a brand new design that is apparently going to be similar to the upcoming MacBook Pros. While we can’t say for sure what it might look like, leakster Jon Prosser had previously shared some concept renders of what the laptop could look like with their new color options.
What’s interesting is that Kuo says it is unclear if the current MacBook Air could be discontinued once this model launches. This is because it is possible that Apple could keep the current lineup and maintain that $999 price point, while pricing the newer MacBook Airs higher. Needless to say that this should be taken with a grain of salt, but if you were hoping for a MacBook Air refresh this year, that might not be happening.