After last week’s much-awaited Unleashed event from Apple, fans were now eagerly waiting for the next-generation MacBook Air. Like last year’s Apple MacBook Air M1 launch, everyone was waiting for its successor in November this year too. But, according to the latest edition of his Power On newsletter at Bloomberg, Mark Gurman says he “doesn’t expect” the third event from Apple this year, nor should we expect “any other big announcement.” While other reports had previously suggested that Apple would announce its new Mac mini at a November event, Gurman also says that—now with the new big Apple silicon-powered iMac, iPhone SE 3, and new iPad Pro, Will launch in 2022.
Gurman further adds that the MacBook Air will launch in about six to eight months from now with a completely new design and M2 chip designed by Apple. He believes that the upcoming model will represent the biggest redesign of the Air model since 2010. Further reports suggest that the upcoming new MacBook Air will have an increased number of graphics cores paired with the same number of (but faster) computing cores than the M1.
Of course, the lack of chipsets around the world could have something to do with this delay, but it’s highly likely that Apple wants to give as much limelight as possible to the redesigned MacBook Air. With the holiday quarter buzzing around in what is considered to be the best refresh of MacBook Pro models in nearly a decade, the next-generation Air may be receiving a muted response. There’s also the fact that a great MacBook Air will likely snatch some of the sales from the new Pro. So from all these announcements, we can conclude that all the upcoming devices on the company’s roadmap will launch only in 2022.