According to some online reports, the next MacBook Air slated to be unveiled later this year will have a thinner design and will be lighter than its previous iteration. In terms of comparison, the prevailing MacBook Air based on the M1 chipset weighs 1.29 kilos with 0.63-inch width. According to a Bloomberg report, the next MacBook Air will be lighter.
MacBook Air 2021 rumoured specs
As per a Bloomberg report, the MacBook will lose weight as the company is aiming to diminish the bezels around the screen. Nevertheless, the new models will retain the 13-inch size. As per another claim, Apple will unveil the new laptop series with Apple’s MagSafe magnetic charging system. Back in 2016, this technology was substituted by the USB Type-C charging port. Also, in the recently launched Apple iPhone 12 series, Apple introduced this charging system.
Talking about charging, the report claims that the new Air will also be powered by Apple’s M1 chipset and will add USB 4.0 ports. In 2019, the USB 4.0 specification was published. It will be added to multiple devices to be launched in 2021. For the new MacBook Air series, Apple could also add an additional SD card slot. This would be helpful for those who work a lot with media content and in the photography sector. On the MacBook Pro models, the SD card slot was available till 2016.
It is likely that the forthcoming Air will be priced higher than the existing retail price. Apart from this, Apple might also add Face ID and cellular connectivity to the upcoming 2021 models.