Apple is all set to hold its annual developers conference Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) later today (June6). The WWDC 2022 is a four-day event and will run through June 10. WWDC has been a software event largely over the years. There have been times when Apple did unveil some hardware at the event. These include HomePod, iMac Pro, Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. Since the last two years (2020, 2021) Apple has not made any hardware announcement at the WWDC event, however, this year may be different.
There has been speculations about Apple launching a new MacBook Air at the event. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, “there’s even the possibility of a new MacBook Air on Monday. Apple had planned to launch the new laptop at this year’s conference, but the much-discussed Covid-related lockdowns in China led to shutdowns of factories that make MacBooks, leading to potential delays.” He, however, adds that Apple fans may have to wait for the new MacBook Air as even if the new Air is announced at the conference, due to current component shortages there will not be an immediate release date.
New MacBook Air may come in new colours
Gurman says that the new Air will be the biggest revamp to the device in over a decade, bringing in a new design not dissimilar to the latest MacBook Pros. He also sees Apple introducing new colors (including a dark blue and a champagne-like gold). These colours will join the space gray and silver colour options that the MacBook Air comes in. His view have been supported by another popular Apple analyst Min Chi Kuo. ” Agree with @markgurman. The new MacBook Air (MBA) will more likely offer three standard color options and probably plus one new color, rather than the rainbow style like the iMac as the market expects,” tweeted Kuo. “The much-reported idea of the new MacBook Air coming in a range of “several colors” is probably exaggerated. Right now it comes in space gray, silver and gold. I wouldn’t expect more than those colors (though the new gold will be more champagne like) plus my favorite iMac color,” added Kuo in another tweet.
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— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) 1654437193000
As for specs, Gurman said that the new MacBook Air will have a 13-inch display, a pair of USB-C ports, MagSafe charging and Touch ID. There is likely to be no Touch Bar and notch.