Featured stories: MacBook Air M2 release date, new HomePod rumor, and more

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The M2 MacBook Pro has started making its way into the hands of customers and we’re learning more about how it performs in various situations, but all eyes are really on the upcoming M2 MacBook Air, which has made a complete debut. Have seen the redesign and should be coming in a few weeks.

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Other top stories from this week included a slew of product rumors including additional Mac M2s and even M3s, an updated Apple TV and a revived HomePod, so be sure to read below for all the details on these stories and more!

Apple planning to launch MacBook Air with M2 chip on July 15

MacRumors A source has revealed that Apple plans to launch the new MacBook Air with M2 chip on Friday, July 15, which means that pre-orders are likely to start on Friday, July 8.

M2 MacBook Air 2022 Feature0010

Apple previously announced that the new MacBook Air would be available in July, but did not provide a specific date.

The new MacBook Air has been redesigned with a larger 13.6-inch display, a notch, a flatter appearance, and new Starlight and Midnight color options. The laptop has MagSafe 3 charging, an advanced 1080p camera, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Magic Keyboard with physical Fn keys, a Touch ID button, and more.

Prices in the US start at $1,199, while the previous MacBook Air is still available for $999.

Base 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip has significantly slower SSD speeds than previous models

The base model M2 MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage has significantly slower SSD read/write speeds than the same M1 model.

MacBook Pro M2 13 Inch Mock Function 2

YouTube channels like MaxTech and CreatedTech tested the 256GB model with Blackmagic’s Disk Speed ​​Test app and real-world tests and found the SSD’s read and write speeds of around 50% and 30%. previous model.

Rumored M2 Pro Mac mini, new Apple TV with A14 chip and more in development

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, bloombergMark Gurman outlines additional M2 Macs on Apple’s product roadmap, including a new Mac Mini with the M2 Pro chip.

m2 mac mini display feature

Gurman listed several other new Apple products in the works, including a new Apple TV with an A14 chip and a 4GB RAM boost. Most of the products are expected to be launched between late 2022 and mid 2023.

A new version of the original HomePod will be back next year

One of the new Apple products that Gurman mentioned is a new HomePod with the same S8 chip that will be found in the Apple Watch Series 8.

HomePod Blue2 Function

Gurman said the new HomePod will be closer to the original model in terms of size and audio performance, rather than being the new HomePod Mini. He also said that the new HomePod will have an updated screen above the speaker, potentially with multi-touch functionality.

Video Comparison: MacBook Pro M2 Vs. MacBook Pro M1

In a recent video on our YouTube channel, we compared Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip to the previous model with the M1 chip.

MacBook Pro M1 vs M2

The video takes a look at the overall performance of the MacBook Pro M2, SSD speeds and more than the previous model. In our comparison, both machines have a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM.

Kuo: Apple’s work on 5G modem chip ‘failed’, Qualcomm to be supplier of iPhones by 2023

For years, rumors have suggested that Apple is working on its own 5G modem for future devices, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed this week that Apple’s efforts have so far “failed” and said That Qualcomm will remain a provider of Apple modems until 2023. iPhone.

Triad of Apple 5G Modem Features

If Kuo is accurate, this means that the iPhone 15 models could be equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon X70 modem, while Apple continues to work on its own modem.

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