Bloomberg: Apple MacBook Air to MagSafe and thinner design

Posted on Friday, Jan 22 2021 @ 18:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Some more Apple rumors before we start the weekend. When Apple introduced its first M1-based computers last year, some people were disappointed that the company had only upgraded the hardware. The MacBook Air still uses the same design as the previous generations but Bloomberg reports this will change in 2022 or possibly even as early as the second half of this year.

The news agency picked up whispers that Apple plans to make the redesigned MacBook Air even smaller. The new model keeps the 13.3" display but Apple reportedly plans to make the borders around the screen even smaller.

Plans to make a 15-inch MacBook Air have reportedly been shelved for the next generation. Bloomberg echoes rumors about a return of MagSafe, the magnetic charging system that was removed from the MacBook Air's feature set with the 2018 redesign. The reporter also heard Apple plans to give the new model two USB 4 ports.

The redesigned MacBook Air will reportedly coexist with the November 2020 model, it is intended as a higher-end version that will be offered at a higher cost.

Bloomberg confirms the upcoming MacBook Pro will bring back an SD memory slot. This feature was removed in 2016 to the dismay of photographers and video creators. The unpopular Touch Bar will be removed.

Apple is also experimenting with adding cellular connectivity to the Mac but this feature will not appear anytime soon.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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