Apple’s major software presentation might see the introduction of new hardware.
Apple’s WWDC 2022 event is likely to offer a slew of software announcements, particularly regarding iOS 16, macOS 13, and watchOS 9, among other things. However, we’ve just heard a rumour that some hardware is about to crash the party.
A spokesperson for ApplePro, which has an inconsistent track record, said they are “hearing the M2 MacBook Air and Mac mini at World Wide Developers Conference.” According to the information we’ve received regarding the upcoming M2 chip and what it may offer to Macs, the chip will purportedly feature the same eight CPU cores as the M1, but will also have an extra two to three graphics cores for a total of ten CPU cores and three graphics cores.
According to a recent story from Bloomberg, as many as nine new Macs equipped with the M2 chip were being tested, with four distinct combinations of the new Apple silicon being used. And among these Macs are the new MacBook Air 2022 and a Mac mini 2022, among others. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, we might see the new MacBook Air as well as another new Mac at WWDC, so this is very certainly going to happen.
MacBook Air model year 2022
The MacBook Air 2022 is without a doubt the most highly awaited new MacBook, given that it has been over two years after the MacBook Air M1 made its debut. And, as impressive as the performance was, the design is beginning to show signs of wear and tear.
The good news is that the upcoming MacBook Air M2 is expected to get a significant amount of additional functionality beyond a power bump. A sleeker new design and more colour options are expected to be offered by Apple in a design that weighs 2.9 pounds, which is lighter than previous models.
Another rumour from this week, this time from Wccftech, claims that the MacBook Air 2022 would include a mini-LED 13.6-inch display, however we’ve received contradictory information regarding whether or not this display will be available on the Air. For the time being, the panel is only available on the MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch models.
Other potential specifications include up to 16GB of memory, up to 2TB of storage, and a battery life of up to 20 hours. For the time being, however, we do not anticipate the inclusion of HDMI and SD card ports on the new MacBook Air.
The Mac mini will be released in 2022.
A number of occasions in recent months, notably in the firmware for the Apple Studio Display, the Mac mini 2022 has been shown to be on the way. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, believes that the next Mac mini will not be available until 2023.
It was previously disclosed that the next Mac mini might be smaller while still having additional ports, according to the leaker Jon Prosser. An optional magnetic charging connection, four Thunderbolt connectors, two USB-A ports, Ethernet and HDMI are all possibilities for the Mac mini 2022. On the other hand, Kuo says that the next Mac mini will not get any design updates at all.
Outlook for Macs at the WWDC in 2022
In fact, if I had to guess which Mac will be unveiled at WWDC, it would be the MacBook Air, since it would provide Apple with a new, more cheap MacBook just in time for the key back-to-school shopping season. According to some reports, the new Air might be delayed as a result of the high demand for MacBook Pros now on the market.
Whatever the case, a new MacBook Air design is required in order for Apple to effectively compete with the absolute finest computers on the market.