This stunning MacBook Air concept will have you ditching your old one in a flash
What you need to know
- Apple is rumored to have a new redesign in the works for the MacBook Air and this concept is based on previous rumors.
- The return of MagSafe is one feature that will surely be well received.
Apple is already rumored to be working on a redesigned MacBook Air with super-speedy Apple silicon inside and this new concept imagines what that could look like. Spoiler: it looks pretty sweet!
Leaker Jon Prosser has already given us a look at what the new MacBook Air could look like, but this new concept video gives us another idea of what the machine could offer. That includes a squared-off look, doing away with the famous tapered look of MacBook Airs of yesteryear. The overall machine design would still be impossibly thin though, making this machine very much worthy of the MacBook Air name. I'd also imagine it to be just as light as it looks, too.
In terms of functionality, the machine is rumored to have a new Apple-designed M2 chip that will be faster and more core-laden than anything Apple has shipped to date. The concept also includes the return of MagSafe, a feature that many would argue should never have been taken away from Apple's Mac lineup in the first place. It would be great to see it brought back.
If new rumors are true we can expect the Apple M2 and the new MacBook Air to arrive in the first half of next year, so time to start saving those pennies!
Speaking of saving pennies, you can pick up the current MacBook Air and do exactly that. Just remember to check out our list of the best MacBook deals before you place an order!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.