According to foreign media MacRumors, the whistleblower Jon Prosser revealed that Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air will be similar to the 24-inch iMac, with a new design and color. At the same time, Prosser released a rendering of the new MacBook Air based on the leaked pictures.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, Prosser elaborated on his previous prediction that Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air model will have a series of colors and showed a rendering of the new model. In the previous video, Prosser predicted that the next generation of MacBook Air will use the M2 chip, which is the successor of the current M1 MacBook Air.
These renderings are said to be based on leaked MacBook aluminum enclosure drawings. Prosser said that he concluded that the leaked image shows the MacBook Air, because it is very thin and different from the schematic diagram of the leaked next-generation MacBook Pro model.
Prosser claims that the design of the MacBook Air is no longer tapered, but is thinner overall. Like the Magic Keyboard of the new 24-inch iMac, the keyboard of the MacBook Air will be white with full-size function keys. However, larger function keys force the entire keyboard to move down, thereby reducing the size of the touchpad.
The rendering shows that the next generation MacBook Air will be equipped with two USB-C ports located on both sides of the fuselage. Prosser said that the MagSafe interface was not seen in the leaked image, so it was not added to the rendering. Previously, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman pointed out that the future MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will support MagSafe.
The bottom of the next generation of MacBook Air will also usher in a major design change. Four rubber feet will no longer be used for support, instead of two vertical strips.
Naijatechnews learned that Jon Prosser said that if the newly designed MacBook Air can be launched this year, it will be released before the end of 2021. This is very similar to the time frame outlined by Gurman. Gurman pointed out that Apple plans to release the new MacBook Air as early as the second half of this year or 2022.