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New MacBook Air renders show possible thin enclosure, notch in display




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Renders showing what could be the 2022 MacBook Air have been updated to include details from recent rumors, including the loss of the wedge design and the inclusion of the display notch.

Apple is expected to refresh the MacBook Air lineup with new chips and a redesign sometime in 2022, following after the MacBook Pro updates. Following an influx of rumors about the proposed notebook, new renders of what the model could look like have been published.

2022 MacBook Air renders [via FrontPageTech]

2022 MacBook Air renders [via FrontPageTech]

The latest renders, produced by RendersByIan and published by leaker Jon Prosser via his FrontPageTech site, imagine the thin-and-light MacBook Air as continuing the aesthetic, but rather than being considerably thick on one end and tapering down to the other, there doesn’t appear to be any taper at all. The images seem to show the notebook as being an even thickness from back to front.

On one side, MagSafe 3 joins a Thunderbolt 4 port, while the other side has the Thunderbolt 4 port and a headphone jack. The keyboard includes full-size function keys, and the display is surrounded by a white bezel.

2022 MacBook Air renders [via FrontPageTech]

2022 MacBook Air renders [via FrontPageTech]

That display also has a small notch in the middle of the screen, though it is colored white to match the bezel.

2022 MacBook Air renders [via FrontPageTech]

2022 MacBook Air renders [via FrontPageTech]

The MacBook Air is predicted to use a new chip, such as the “M2,” with the display possibly using mini LED backlighting, though not ProMotion technology. The notched camera will apparently be a 1080p model, two external displays may be supported, and MagSafe charging could draw power from a 30W adapter.

There has also been the suggestion that Apple could change the name, resurrecting the “MacBook” title it last used in 2019.



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