The expected release date of the Apple MacBook Air M2 has reportedly been pushed back. The new MacBook Air is expected to have a new design and support for MagSafe. The new MacBook Air is expected to be powered by an M2 processor, as the rumoured name suggests. A report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that the launch of the M2 MacBook Air has been postponed.
A launch event for the M2 MacBook Air will take place in the second half of 2022, according to Gurman’s Power On newsletter. According to previous rumours, the new MacBook is expected to be released in the first half of 2019. For unknown reasons, Apple is said to have postponed its release until late 2022.
The M1 MacBook Air was released alongside the M1 MacBook Pro and the M1 Mac mini in November 2020 alongside the M1 MacBook Pro. According to Apple, the new M2-powered Macs could be released around the same time in 2022.
The upcoming M2 MacBook Air’s design has been leaked before. A flat design like the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro will replace the wedge-shaped design. Multiple color options, including blue and green, will be available for the MacBook Air when it launches. There will be two USB Type-C ports and a MagSafe charging port on the MacBook Air. The 13.3-inch MacBook Air will not feature a mini LED display.
At the same time, Apple will also release the M2 MacBook Pro and the Mac mini. There is a good chance that the M2 chip will be released this year and replace the M1 chip. Although the M2’s CPU is expected to be faster than the M1, the chip should keep the same eight-core architecture. Graphics, on the other hand, may benefit from an increase in cores from seven or eight to nine or ten. Gurman expects to see a Pro and a Max version of the new M2 chip on devices by 2023.