Apple has apparently delayed the launch of the redesigned MacBook Air until later this year and likely won’t launch new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models until 2023, according to Bloombergis Mark Gurman.

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In his latest “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said Apple originally planned to launch its new ‌MacBook Air‌ with “an all-new design, MagSafe, the M2 chip, and more” in late 2021 or early 2022, but that’s the delay. now appears to have slipped into the second half of 2022.

Apple analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuo‌ expects mass production of the new MacBook Air to begin late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter, suggesting the device could launch around September.

Gurman also said he doesn’t expect Apple to update its high-end 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this year, with an update bringing the “‌M2‌ Pro” and “‌M2‌ Max” chips. being more likely to arrive next year. This year, Gurman said the only MacBook Pro update will likely be a refreshed entry-level MacBook Pro with a 13-inch screen and the ‌M2‌ chip.

The launch of a slew of new Macs with the ‌M2‌ chip in late 2022 could take a form similar to how Apple unveiled the M1 ‌MacBook Air‌, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and entry-level Mac mini in November 2020, suggesting that the M-series chips have a two-year upgrade cycle. Besides the ‌MacBook Air‌ and 13-inch MacBook Pro, the entry-level ‌Mac mini‌, 24-inch iMac, and iPad Pro would also be viable candidates for the ‌M2‌ chip, but the update times for these devices are not yet clear.

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