According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a newer, thinner and lighter MacBook Air. It is planning a launch by the latter half of the year or perhaps early next year.
The report speaks of a high-end version of the latest MacBook Air, released in November. This MacBook Air is the one of the three Apple devices that works with the new M1 processor, as the tech giant removes Intel chips and replaces them with M1 processor.
The report continues by saying new MacBook Air will have Apple’s magnetic charging system, called MagSafe. An early invention, MagSafe was used in Apple laptops until two years ago, when it was replaced by a USB-C charging. It is now being brought back and has also been used in the iPhone 12 though its design is different and has to be used on a magnetic puck accessory for wirelessly charging.
The new MacBook Air will have a 13-inch screen but the sides will be shrunk. It will have a pair of UBS 4 ports to connect external devices.
Earlier this month Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, had said that Apple would be launching two new models of MacBook Pro laptops this year. The devices would be MagSafe and would have two screen sizes:14 inches and 16 inches.
It is also said that it might launch an iMac with Face ID. This means that it you have to look at it and it will unlock. However considering the Covid situation and the mandatory use of masks, Face ID may not be as desirable as before, and it may not be available soon.