‘Thinner and lighter’ high-end MacBook Air with MagSafe rumored to launch later this year
Apple is reportedly readying a new “thinner and lighter” high-end MacBook Air with MagSafe that could launch as soon as the second half of 2021, according to Bloomberg.
Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman claims the new high-end MacBook Air will sit alongside the current model rather than replacing it, featuring Apple’s next-generation M-series processors, added ports, and MagSafe. Gurman also suggests Apple considered building a larger version of the MacBook Air with a 15-inch screen, but the plans were dropped.
According to the report, the new 13-inch MacBook Air model will also have a pair of USB 4 ports, which ties into separate reports that suggest Apple will launch a redesigned MacBook Pro later this year, which will also feature added ports.
[The new MacBook Air] will include Apple’s MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of the company’s in-house Mac processors. Apple has discussed making the laptop smaller by shrinking the border around the screen, which will remain 13-inches. The current model weighs 2.8 pounds and is just over half an inch at its thickest point. – 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. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
Gurman notes that the release date hasn’t been locked in and that the machine may arrive in 2022 if not later this year.