The launch of Apple’s redesigned MacBook Air has been put on hold for some time. According to a recent report, the launch has been delayed to possibly H2 this year. However, with the upgraded hardware, it seems like this would be worth the wait.
We already know from Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter about the delayed launch and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has informed about the mass production that would start in this year’s third quarter. As far as the launch predictions go, both analysts have similar views but they seem to disagree on the new hardware specifications.
According to Kuo’s latest predictions, although Apple is planning to redesign the new MacBook Air, it would still stick to the same M1 chipset which is featured on the current generation MacBook Air. If this prediction holds true, then it doesn’t seem likely that many customers would want to buy the redesigned version. The existing version already offers a better deal for those looking for an upgrade in terms of better performance and increased battery life.
Gurman’s predictions take an entirely different direction. He is hoping for faster performance with the help of an upgrade to the M2 chip. Along with this, Apple will have a 10 core GPU on board. It seems likely that the new MacBook Air will have some new colors and will include a MagSafe connector along with ThunderBolt 4 port on each of the sides. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait till the redesigned MacBook Air is unveiled.