Apple plans to begin mass production of an upcoming redesigned MacBook Air with an updated and more powerful Apple silicon processor in the third quarter of 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

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Kuo has previously declared that the new MacBook Air will feature a completely new design, including a mini-LED display and a more powerful Apple silicon processor. Kuo had previously signaled a launch in mid-2022, and now provides a more specific schedule for late Q2 or early Q3 2022 for the start of mass production.

From Bloomberg Mark Gurman has reported that the new MacBook Air will feature a “thinner and lighter” case, two USB 4 ports and a MagSafe charging connector. Apple leaker and YouTube personality Jon Prosser shared renders for the supposed next MacBook Air earlier this year, which mostly shows that Apple plans to release the new laptop in a color gamut, similar to the 24-inch iMac M1.

Apple last updated its MacBook Air with the M1 chip last November, which kept the previous MacBook Air design. Despite the expectation that Apple will update several Macs in its lineup with Apple silicon before the end of this year, the MacBook Air does not appear to be one of them.

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