Apple is working on a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air, the company’s mass-market laptop, according to people with knowledge of the matter. . It will include Apple’s MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of the company’s in-house Mac processors. MacBook Air With MagSafe Charger
The new computer is planned to be released during the second half of this year at the earliest or in 2022. Apple has discussed making the laptop smaller by shrinking the border around the screen, which will remain 13-inches. . Apple last updated the product in November with its own M1 Mac chip, replacing a processor from Intel. The current model weighs 2.8 pounds and is just over half an inch at its thickest point. The Mac is Apple’s oldest product line and has a loyal following. A few years ago, the company was criticized for not updating these computers enough.
And not paying attention to customer demands. The company considered building a larger version of the MacBook Air.
With a 15-inch screen, but Apple isn’t moving forward with this for the next generation, said the people.
Who asked not to be identified discussing private matters. While an Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. While the new laptop is destined to be a higher-end version of the current MacBook Air.
MacBook Pro since 2016
Which is expected to remain in the company’s lineup as an entry-level offering. Now, there’s a flood of updates coming. In addition to the new MacBook Air, Apple is planning its biggest update to the MacBook Pro since 2016.
The first redesign of the iMac in nearly a decade, a new Intel-based Mac Pro.
And a half-sized Mac Pro desktop with in-house chips. The new model will have a pair of USB 4 ports for connecting external devices. MagSafe, which was removed from the MacBook Air with its 2018 redesign, is a magnetic charging system.