With WWDC quickly approaching, the rumors about what Apple goes to announce are beginning to pile up. The newest report claims that the long-awaited MacGuide Air redesign would possibly make an look on the huge present—however with out one among its most anticipated options.
In his weekly Power On e-newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple is “aiming” to launch a brand new MacGuide Air at WWDC, although he cautions that supply-chain points may push the discharge to the autumn. The MacGuide Air is rumored to get a whole overhaul, with a brand new slim-bezel design and that iMac-inspired colours.
It was additionally anticipated that the brand new machine would usher within the subsequent era of Apple silicon processors with an M2 chip, although which may not be the case. According to a sequence of tweets by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has hit “technical limitations” with the event of the A16 and M2 chips, and the CPU and GPU positive factors may not be all that noticeable—a lot in order that Apple would possibly launch the MacGuide Air with an M1 and as an alternative launch the M2 sequence of chips within the subsequent 14-inch and 16-inch MacGuide Pro fashions.
Kuo explains that whereas it’s nonetheless doable that Apple will name the chip an M2 regardless of the dearth of actual enhancements, he thinks Apple has extra to realize by ready. He additionally feels that the MacGuide Air’s “all-new design” is sufficient of a promoting level to overshadow the dearth of an M2 chip.
Along with the Mac mini and 13-inch MacGuide Pro, the present MacGuide Air has been on cabinets since November 2020. It’s not unusual for chip makers to launch refreshed variations of current chips with marginally larger efficiency, so Apple may market the MacGuide Air’s M1 chip as a second-generation chip and nonetheless set it other than the present mannequin.
WWDC kicks off on Monday, June 6 at 10 am PT with an internet occasion that may carry sneak peeks of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. We may also get a glimpse of the Apple silicon-based Mac Pro alongside the rumored MacGuide Air.