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Renders showing what a 2022 MacBook Air could be have been updated to include details from recent rumors, including the loss of the wedge design and the inclusion of notches on the screen.
Apple is expected to refresh the MacBook Air line with new chips and redesign sometime in 2022, following the update of the MacBook Pro. Following the influx of rumors about the proposed laptop, new views have been released to make the model look good.
The latest renders, produced by RendersByIan, and released by Jon Prosser via his FrontPageTech site, imagine that the thin and light MacBook Air continues the aesthetics, but instead of being significantly thick at one end and tapering towards the other, there seems to be no tapering at all. The images appear to show the notebook as an equal thickness from back to front.
On one side, MagSafe 3 connects the Thunderbolt 4 port, while the other side has a Thunderbolt 4 port and a headphone jack. The keyboard includes full-size function keys, and the screen is surrounded by a white frame.
That screen also has a small notch in the middle of the screen, although it is painted white to match the frame.
As in previous renderings from May, the images show the MacBook Air in a variety of colors, rather than the plain gray that Apple’s MacBook line typically uses.
The MacBook Air is predicted to use a new chip, such as the “M2,” with a screen that may use mini LED backlighting but not ProMotion technology. The notched camera looks set to be a 1080p model, two external screens can be supported, and MagSafe charging could draw power from a 30W adapter.
There was also a suggestion that Apple could change the name, reviving the “MacBook” title it last used in 2019.
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