2022 MacBook Air to be larger than current model, says report

Macbook Air M1
Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is expected to unveil a new MacBook Air later this year.
  • DSCC's Ross Young says it will be 13.6-inches in size.
  • That would be a slight increase on the current model.

Supply chain insider Ross Young says a new MacBook Air expected later this year will feature a larger display.

Young took to Twitter firstly to follow up on his big revelation earlier this week that Apple is planning to release a new 15-inch MacBook Air in 2023. Young says the new model will have a 15.2-inch screen. He also stated it would not include mini-LED technology.

Young went on to note that a new MacBook Air (2022) expected later this year would also be increasing in size slightly from 13-3 inches to 13-6 inches. That might not sound like much, but when you remember the measurement is a corner-to-corner reading, it all adds up. Being a display analyst, Young did not offer any comment on the overall form factor or design, so it is unclear if this means the overall chassis of a new MacBook Air could be bigger.

Earlier this week, stalwart Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo stated that a new MacBook Pro would start mass production in either late Q2 or Q3 of 2022, featuring the M1 chip, no mini-LED display, a new form factor, and colors. The last of those was a feature previously leaked by Jon Prosser several months ago. Young confirmed to iMore his own understanding the next MacBook Air won't feature mini-LED.

The news could be dissapointing for anyone looking to make a jump from the MacBook Air with M1, one of Apple's best MacBooks ever created. Rumors of an M2 chip and a mini-LED display seem to have evaporated in recent months, leaving a lot to be desired in terms of the overall upgrade potential.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9