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Next year's MacBook Air may jump aboard the notched display train

The next MacBook Air could also feature a notched display. (Image source: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)
The next MacBook Air could also feature a notched display. (Image source: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)
According to reports, the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are not the only Apple laptops set to receive a notched display. The next MacBook Air could be in line for the new display style too, which is tipped to arrive with an Apple M2 SoC and a 13.3-inch mini LED display.

It is not long now until Apple hosts its next hardware event, during which it is expected to reveal a new generation of MacBook Pros. Supposedly, the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 will feature notched displays, aping flagship iPhones from the iPhone X onwards.

Apple may not restrict notched displays to the MacBook Pro series, though. Rumour has it that the company will utilise the same hardware in the next MacBook Air, renders of which have already leaked. Reputedly, a new MacBook Air will arrive in summer 2022, roughly eighteen months after Apple launched the current model.

A patent suggests that Apple will mitigate the notch's visibility with dark wallpapers, a move that it also employed with the iPhone XS. A leaker named Ty98 has reiterated this, adding that the machine will have a 'very round and light' design.

The next MacBook Air is thought to rely on an Apple M2 SoC, and a 13.3-inch mini LED display, too. By contrast, the next MacBook Pros are believed to utilise the Apple M1X, and larger mini LED panels.

The next MacBook Air will be a colourful entry in the series. (Image source: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)
The next MacBook Air will be a colourful entry in the series. (Image source: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)

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USPTO & V2EX via MacRumors (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-18 (Update: 2021-10-18)