The brand new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professionals are unimaginable machines that anybody would like to have. Nonetheless, with a beginning value of $1,999, they’re not precisely reasonably priced. Nonetheless, Apple has a brand new mannequin within the works that’s rumored to convey the entire type of the MacBook Professional with out the eye-watering price ticket.
A brand new rumor by Dylan (@dylandkt), who precisely predicted the 24-inch iMac and particulars of the brand new MacBook Professional, describes a number of particulars of the upcoming MacBook Air redesign. Right here’s what he predicts for the brand new pocket book:
- Thinner and lighter than MacBook Professional.
- No tapered design or followers.
- Coloration choices just like the 24-inch iMac.
- Off-white keyboard and bezels.
- Mini-LED doubtless, however no ProMotion.
- MagSafe and Thunderbolt (USB-C), however no SDXC slot or HDMI.
- 1080p webcam.
- 30W energy adapter.
That confirms a number of of the rumors we’ve heard earlier than and paints an image of a non-Professional MacBook Professional. We count on the redesign to convey the same design language, with uniform bezels and a brand new aluminum enclosure with a barely curved backside edge. The brand new MacBook Professional additionally launched an all-black keyboard properly, which might presumably be white on the MacBook Air.
Just like the 24-inch iMac, the white bezels are more likely to be a polarizing function—and appear to point there gained’t be a notch—however the remainder of the brand new laptop computer seems to be a pleasant enchancment over the present MacBook Air. Dylan reviews that Apple hasn’t determined whether or not to name the brand new mannequin the MacBook Air or revive the MacBook title, however he says it can have a beginning value that’s “barely” greater than the present $999 MacBook Air.
The M2 processor is predicted to be constructed on the identical structure because the M1 however ship sooner speeds. Like the A15 processor within the iPhone 13 and iPad mini, it can doubtless have new high-performance cores with greater frequencies and greater caches. We are able to most likely count on a 15 p.c pace enhance over the M1 together with a GPU bump.
The MacBook Air is predicted to launch within the first half of 2022, presumably at a spring occasion alongside a brand new iPhone SE.
Michael Simon has been masking Apple because the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with know-how goes again to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He is nonetheless ready for that to return again in type tbh.