The upcoming MacBook Pros promise mini LCD screens, an upgraded M1X processor, and the possible death of the Touch Bar. There’s much to look forward to. Wait. It might be better to wait for MacBook Air.
NEW YORK (NY) – OCTOBER 30, 2018: Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, unveils a new MacBook Air at a launch event at…[+] The Brooklyn Academy of Music, October 30, 2018. This marks Apple’s third major upgrade to the laptop in three years. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
The first thing to note about the MacBook Air is its physical redesign. Expect a more angular design at the edges. The ‘wedge” will be replaced by a flatter, thinner design that allows for a larger trackpad.
You will then have the display. MiniLED will be used for the display in the MacBook Air, which will follow the MacBook Pro’s expected update by the end of this year. This will result in a brighter display with deeper blacks and vivid colors, and higher energy efficiency. It is hoped that the supply problems will be resolved by then.
The hardware is finally inside the case and the Apple Silicon processor overall.
The first Apple Silicon processor was shipped inside a Mac last year, particularly the MacBook Pros and MacBook Air. The M1 processor was able to score higher benchmarking scores than similar priced Intel hardware. So in practice, these machines are more powerful than most people and professionals.
The new MacBook Pro models will launch at the end of the year with an upgraded M1 processor and the new miniLED screens of 14-inch and 16 inches. No doubt, the M1X processor will be a significant improvement on the M1.
The upcoming MacBook Air? It will debut the M2 processor of the next generation.
CORTE MADERA (CALIFORNIA – JUNE 27): A customer walks into an Apple Store in Corte Madera, California, on June 27, 2019. Apple announced the recall of approximately 432,000 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because of concerns about overheating batteries that could catch fire. This recall applies to 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops manufactured between September 2015 and February 2017. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
The MacBook Air will feature an updated design and a better screen. However, as this is the second iteration of these choices, any issues or flaws found by users of the new MacBook Pro laptops in the future will be reported to help improve the MacBook Air design.
macOS is the same. It is currently in beta and will launch its first public version in September with the new hardware. It takes several months to iron out the major flaws and bugs in any operating system, just in time to launch the 2022 MacBook Air.
The new processor will bring all the lessons learned from the M1 generation, bringing more performance, endurance, and potential. The MacBook Pros with higher-end specifications will benefit professionals, but they are at the end of a cycle and not the beginning.
New design, tested software, and better performance. The MacBook Air is the MacBook you want to be the best.