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The 2021 MacBook Air will include a pair of USB-4 Ports and MagSafe in a lighter design while an SD Card Slot will return to the MacBook Pro

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman posted reports last week (01 and 02) covering the upcoming MacBook Pro and redesigned iMac. Today Gurman provides us with a scattering of possible future updates coming to the next MacBook Air and more.

 

Apple released their latest MacBook Air on November 10, 2020 during a special event. Today, a new Bloomberg report looks out to the next MacBook Air. According to their sources, Apple is working on a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air for release in the second half of this year. 

 

The new model will include the return of their MagSafe connector, an M1 processor update and a pair of USB-4 ports. The display may come with a thinner bezel.

 

Longer term, the report suggests that Apple is now considering a 15" MacBook Air along with adding 5G connectivity and Face ID. Apple has been patenting cellular MacBooks for years. It's a project long overdue.

 

Lastly, Gurman adds that Apple is planning to bring back an SD card slot for the next MacBook Pros so users can insert memory cards from digital cameras. That feature was removed in 2016, to the consternation of professional photographers and video creators, key segments of the MacBook Pro user base.  For more, read the full Bloomberg report.

 

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