In less than 24 hours, Apple will open the Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote (we report via live ticker). According to rumors, Apple will present a new 13-inch MacBook Air, among other things. A 13-inch MacBook Pro, which was also planned for WWDC 2022, is said to be delayed.
13-inch MacBook Pro doesn’t just come from WWDC
Just ahead of the WWDC keynote, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has the latest issue of his Power On Newsletters released. With this he goes into the Apple developer conference starting tomorrow.
The Apple insider says Apple’s original plan was to announce a faster 13-inch MacBook Pro. However, the lockdowns in China would have thwarted Apple’s plans.
A faster 13-inch MacBook Pro was due to launch around the same time as the new Air, but the same lockdowns in China could have derailed that part of the roadmap as well. Expect it to look the same as the current 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar.
In October 2020, Apple presented the MacBook Air alongside the 13-inch MacBook Pro. This time, both products could be launched separately. The devices will differ a bit visually and technically there should also be one or the other minor difference. The 13-inch MacBook Pro could be a bit more powerful than the MacBook Air.
That’s what Gurman expects from the new MacBook Air
Mark Gurman has the following expectations of the new MacBook Air
- A new design that’s “not dissimilar” to the latest MacBook Pro
- New colors (dark blue, space grey, silver and a champagne-like gold);
- 13 inch display
- two USB-C ports;
- MagSafe connector
- touch id
Just recently, Gurman said that no bright MacBook Air colors like the 14-inch iMac are to be expected. Now he brings at least one blue into play in addition to space grey, silver and gold.
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