The new claims come in a new research note by the analyst. The notes details jibe with previous MacBook Air rumors floated by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and YouTube tech personality Jon Prosser.
Kuo says the new MacBook Air will feature an “all-new design” with a similar form factor as the next MacBook Pro models, which are also expected to feature a mini-LED display and flatter top and bottom edges.
Other rumors have indicated the new laptop will feature a faster Apple Silicon chip, as well as a return to a MagSafe magnetic power cable.
It isn’t for certain whether the new MacBook Air would replace the current M1 MacBook Air once the mini-LED model goes into production. If the M1 MacBook Air is discontinued, Kuo said the mini-LED model will probably start at the same $999 price. If the M1 Air does remain on the market, the non-mini-LED could receive a price cut.
Kuo also says Chinese manufacturer BOE will supply the mini-LED displays for the new MacBook Air, whereas LG, Sharp, and Foxconn subsidiary GIS will supply mini-LED displays for the upcoming MacBook Pro models.