Taiwanese analyst Apple strikes again! According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a new MacBook Air should be popping up by the end of 2022. It would have an M-series chip that is faster than the current one, while having a whole new look.
New MacBook Air: what are the rumors?
Last year, the Cupertino company presented the revised MacBook Air with its M1 chip, but the appearance of the computer remained the same. That said, it looks like something is brewing between now and next year.
Thus, according to Kuo, the company of Tim Cook should mass-produce a brand new MacBook Air before the end of the third second quarter of 2022. The latter would be entitled to a new appearance, new colors, four USB ports, a white frame surrounding the screen and a thinner, flatter frame. Bonus: it would even have a faster chip than the current one.
While these are just rumors at the moment, Ming-Chi Kuo is a reliable expert in his predictions most of the time. Indeed, he seems to have good sources of information within Apple’s supply chain. But let’s not forget to take this information with a grain of salt anyway.
In any case, before seeing this rumor prove (or not), Apple should launch the MacBook Pro 14 ″ and 16 ″, with a whole new look and the integrated M1X chip, the latest evolution of the M1 chip. We expect these two new models for the end of this year 2021.
A shortage of components for 2022?
The Taiwanese analyst continues his predictions by saying that Apple will reduce shipments of MacBook Air M1 in the first half of 2022. The slowdown is believed to be due to a shortage of components and a drop in demand. The component shortage is said to be linked to the integrated circuit chip, which currently has a delivery time of 52 weeks.
Namely, if this turns out, Apple would not be the only company in the grip of this shortage, which would affect the majority of computer manufacturers.
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