Though we’re merely just a few hours away from Apple’s WWDC 2022 developer convention, last-minute rumors haven’t stopped pouring in. Whereas WWDC is predominantly a software program occasion, Apple is predicted to announce a refreshed model of its MacBook Air as nicely. Nevertheless, when you have been hoping to get your palms on a brand new 2022 MacBook Air within the coming months, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has bought dangerous information for you.
MacBook Air Shipments Could Face a Delay
In line with Mark Gurman’s Energy On publication, Apple might face provide shortages for the brand new MacBook Air. That’s as a result of the Chinese language factories of Apple’s suppliers that make MacBook Air corresponding to Pegatron and Quanta have halted manufacturing in China attributable to COVID-19-related lockdowns. Consequently, if Apple proclaims the MacBook Air on the occasion, the report means that we could not get a direct transport date.
Talking of the brand new MacBook Air, famend Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple could ship virtually six to seven million MacBook Air items within the second half of the yr, supplied Quanta’s Shanghai manufacturing facility scales as much as pre-lockdown ranges earlier than the third quarter. Whereas Quanta is solely liable for manufacturing the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Execs, Foxconn will manufacture the MacBook Air alongside Quanta.
Opposite to earlier MacBook Air design rumors, Kuo believes that the brand new MacBook Air is prone to ship with three commonplace shade choices — Grey, Silver, and Gold along with a potential darkish blue variant. Whereas there are rumors suggesting that the Air might pack an M2 chip with an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU, Kuo believes that Apple will doubtless persist with the M1 chip on the 2022 MacBook Air.
A 13-inch MacBook Professional can also be within the works and was anticipated to be introduced at immediately’s WWDC 2022 occasion. However, Gurman studies that it’s unlikely to occur. The MacBook Professional 2022 is prone to include the identical design as the present one, presumably with an M2 or an M1 chip. It might exclude the contact bar too. We have to wait and watch to get extra updates on Apple’s Mac plans for this yr.
Gurman additionally means that WWDC 2022 will give attention to AR/VR too whereas releasing the mandatory software program updates. So, what are your expectations for WWDC 2022? Tell us within the feedback.
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