Apple could finally announce its rumored M2 MacBook Air at WWDC in just over a week, with Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman noting in this week’s edition of his Power On newsletter that an increasing number of developers reporting seeing the unannounced machine in their app’s user logs could point to a launch fairly soon, with the most obvious date being WWDC.
Previous reports have suggested that the new machine, codenamed J413, will be powered by a new M2 chip, which is based on the A15 chip with an eight-core CPU like the M1 processor in the 24-inch iMac however, the M2 chip will reportedly bring a more powerful 10-core GPU.
It is understood that Apple’s new M2 chip is being developed as a replacement to the 2020 M1 chip and not the recently launched M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra versions, so the performance of the chip won’t match these processors, despite it being the newer of the bunch.
The rumored launch of the new M2 MacBook Air comes as Apple is facing stock shortages of its existing Mac lineup. Lockdowns in China affecting the supply chain have caused shipping times for some models to slip by months, so it could be that the new MacBook Air will also face constraints when it eventually launches.
Leaker Jon Prosser has previously claimed that the new MacBook Air could feature a MacBook Pro-style notch, MagSafe charging, white bezels, and more.
Jon Prosser first shared his 2022 MacBook Air concepts last year which allegedly were based on information from a source with a proven track record who claimed Apple will bring “colors for average consumers” with colorful MacBook models, which will feature iMac-style white bezels, a new non-wedge design, white keyboard, and more.