We’ve been waiting a long time for the 2022 MacBook Air, and there’s a lot of rumor and speculation that it will appear at the Apple WWDC event on Monday – but what colors can we expect the updated laptop to appear in?
Product leaks and unofficial renders have suggested that the updated MacBook Air could come in a variety of colorful hues, just like the 2021 iMac that Apple released last year. Now, a reliable source has opined, suggesting that will not be the case.
According to Bloomberg Mark Gurman (opens in new tab) on Twitter, we’ll again have the standard gray, silver and gold space, plus Gurman’s “favorite iMac color” – which, from the image he included in his tweet, is blue.
The much-publicized idea of the new MacBook Air coming in a “multi-color” range is probably overblown. Now it comes in space grey, silver and gold. I wouldn’t expect more than these colors (although the new gold is more like champagne), other than my favorite iMac color. pic.twitter.com/vYl56FOikgJune 3, 2022
What happens next?
Gurman also says the gold version of the 2022 MacBook Air will be tweaked: he says “the new gold will be more like champagne”, so make it what you want. In the current model, space grey, silver and gold are the options.
So instead of a range of new colors – the 24-inch iMac is currently available in a total of seven – we’re just getting the default selection plus an extra one. Gurman is generally accurate in his Apple predictions, though nothing is certain until Apple says so.
The updated 2022 MacBook Air is also expected to feature Apple’s next-gen M2 chipset, which should mean increases in terms of performance and battery life compared to the previous model released in 2020.
Analysis: a missed opportunity?
For the most part, Apple knows what it’s doing when it comes to laptop launches – but after so many months of speculation about a MacBook Air color lineup, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed that the color schemes don’t work. will be shaken so much.
We’ve already voiced our opinion on the possible color refresh – we’d love for the purple version to appear, thank you very much – and it seems like a lot of the anticipation surrounding the 2022 version of the MacBook Air has come from the expectation that the design would be tweaked a bit.
As we argued last year, the same “breath of fresh air” aesthetic applied to the iMac line would also work well on Apple’s consumer-grade laptop. “New color options… will help the [MacBook Air 2022] stand out as something new and exciting,” we wrote at the time.
And we’re not the only ones who think so. concept artists been busy (opens in new tab) imagining what color MacBook Air laptops could look like, and the results are impressive. We’ll have to wait and see what Apple does, but this could be a missed opportunity.