While it hasn’t been a full week since Apple introduced its new Macs, other information regarding the impending MacBook Air may have already been leaked. Apple is rumored to be considering changing its official identity, and the future laptop may use a new Apple silicon processor.
A new report from leaker dylandkt seems to match that, suggesting that the upcoming MacBook Air will mark the debut of the M2 processor. Unfortunately, the leak did not provide details on how it would be different from the first three Apple SoCs and how it would improve on technologies introduced in the M1 series processors.
Apple was to unveil a new internal SoC named “M1X”, according to rumors. However, the tech giant has announced two new, more powerful chipsets, dubbed the M1 Pro and M1 Max. They appear to be an extension of Apple’s original SoC, despite the fact that Apple’s next generation of silicon chips are still in the works.
The leaker also hinted at a potential name change for the next version of MacBook Air. But it could be called simply MacBook, which would be a “current nominee” within the tech giant. While that information may still change, calling the rumored laptop simply MacBook makes sense since it is considered the entry-level Mac product since Apple stopped refreshing the 12-inch MacBook line after it was last released in Canada. 2017.
Dynlandkt agrees with previous reports that the next MacBook Air is “likely” to ship with an LED-backlit mini-display. However, the leaker says the laptop won’t support ProMotion which allows Apple devices to deliver variable refresh rates up to 120Hz. Unlike the latest MacBook Pros, the unannounced laptop shouldn’t have one SD card slot and one HDMI port, but it is expected to have an unspecified number of USB-C ports.
Summary of the news:
- Apple could use the new M2 processor and remove the “Air” from the official name of the MacBook Air 2022, according to a leak.
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