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