2022 MacBook Air rumors: New design and colors, white bezels, mini-LED, ‘slightly’ more expensive

By José Adorno

October 21, 2021

After the “Unleashed” event where Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro, rumors have now turned their attention to the 2022 MacBook Air. Today, reliable leaker Dylandkt shared details about what people should expect from the next MacBook Air.

This new MacBook Air is set to feature similar color options to the 24-inch iMac, while the bezels and keyboards will be “an off-white with full-sized function keys.”

While it was expected that the MacBook Pro would lose the Touch Bar, there is not much to add about function keys, as the MacBook Air never adopted the Touch Bar to begin with. Dylan shared a few more details about the design of this new computer:

The design will be similar to the new MacBook Pro while being thinner, lighter. There will be a binned option under the configuration options. Multiple external display support will be available, at least 2 displays. The color options will be similar to the iMac 24.

About its display, Dylan says mini-LED is likely, although he can’t confirm yet whether this machine will have a notch or not. Regardless, the new MacBook Air won’t feature ProMotion, Face ID, an SD card slot, a tapered design, or HDMI, according to the report.

For its starting price point, Dylan expects Apple to increase it “slightly.” Currently, the 2020 MacBook Air starts at $999, half the price of the New MacBook Pro.

Prosser has previously accurately indicated the design of future Apple products with renders based on real images. For example, his renders of the AirPods Max were similar to the final product. He also accurately leaked the design of the AirTag item tracker.