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Budget-oriented Apple MacBook Air with white notch and M2 processor expected to launch this September

A decent selection of color options but all are featuring the white notch. (Image Source: ZONEofTECH)
A decent selection of color options but all are featuring the white notch. (Image Source: ZONEofTECH)
The latest reports are pointing to a more affordable MacBook Air that features a white notch, no Face ID, and no fancy display technologies. Despite the lower price tier, Apple is apparently adding the M2 processors, but these will most likely be entry-level SKUs.

A new report from iDropNews is suggesting that Apple’s 2022 MacBook Air models might feature some questionable esthetic redesigns that are apparently meant to differentiate premium products from more affordable ones. The infamous screen notch at the top will be added to this lineup as well, but this time around it will be white like the screen bezels.

iDropNews specifies that the new MacBook Airs are already on the production line and thus there are slim chances Apple would modify the white notch design before launch, which is now rumored to be scheduled for September. By adding a different color scheme, Apple is apparently trying to separate the more affordable MacBook Air models from the premium MacBook Pro variants that feature black bezels and notch.
 
Even though the notch may look awkward, it also allows for a slightly larger display. According to iDropNews, the 13.3-inch displays from last year’s models will be replaced with 13.6-inch screens that feature slimmer bezels. Unfortunately, word on the street is that the new displays will lack mini-LED and ProMotion technologies in order to keep the MSRP as low as possible. Moreover, iDropNews informs that the Face ID feature will not be offered on any MacBook variant at least for the next few iterations.

Considering that the MacBook Air models are now seen as “budget” products, it would make sense for Apple not to include the latest M processors. However, new reports are suggesting that the new M2 processors will be featured on the MacBook Air 2022 models, yet these would only be low voltage SKUs desiigned for ultrabooks, so we should not expect performance boosts comparable to the M1 Pro, let alone M1 Max.

 

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Bogdan Solca, 2022-04- 5 (Update: 2022-04- 5)