Apple's new rainbow MacBook Air lineup might not be after all

Apple’s new rainbow MacBook Air lineup might not be after all

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Current rumors point to Apple potentially announcing a refreshed MacBook Air during Monday’s WWDC22 event, but hopes of the machine coming in eye-popping colors look set to be dashed.

Reports over the last few months have had Apple readying a new MacBook Pro complete with iMac-like colors including red, orange, and more. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has poured cold water on that belief, saying that we might get a couple of colors — but not the rainbow that we were led to expect.

Gurman wrote about his expectations on Twitter, dashing hopes as he tapped away at his keyboard.

The much-reported idea of the new MacBook Air coming in a range of “several colors” is probably exaggerated. Right now it comes in space gray, silver and gold. I wouldn’t expect more than those colors (though the new gold will be more champagne like) plus my favorite iMac color.

Gurman included an image of the blue iMac, suggesting that we might see that added to the mix. If that’s accurate, we can expect Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Blue MacBook Airs to go on sale within the next couple of weeks — although we’ll just need to wait until WWDC22 to be sure what colors the best Mac for most people will come in.

Besides the new look, an updated MacBook Air could well see the inclusion of new, second-generation Apple silicon in the shape of an M2. Colors aside, the machine’s chassis is also set to change to make it look more like the latest MacBook Pro lineup.

Apple’s WWDC event will kick off on Monday, June 6 with a streamed opening keynote that will also see the announcement of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 if past events are any indication.

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