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Apple develops new MacBook Air with MagSafe charging


Apple is developing a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air, and according to Bloomberg, the new computer is scheduled to be launched in the second half of this year at the earliest or in 2022.

The new MacBook Air includes Apple's MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of the company's internal Mac processors.

Apple discussed making the updated laptop smaller by shrinking the rims around the screen, which remain 13 inches long.

Apple thought about building a larger version of the MacBook Air with a 15-inch screen, but the company canceled those plans.

MagSafe, which was removed from the MacBook Air with its new 2018 design, is a magnetic charging system, which means that any accidental withdrawal of the power cable separates it from the laptop instead of pulling the entire computer.

The new model includes two USB 4 ports to connect external devices, and the new laptop is set to be an advanced version of the current MacBook Air, which is expected to remain in the company's lineup.

Apple last updated the product in November with its M1 Mac chip, replacing intel's processor.

A few years ago, the company was criticized for not adequately updating these computers and failing to pay attention to customer requirements.

In addition to the new MacBook Air, Apple plans the biggest update to the MacBook Pro since 2016, with the first redesign of the iMac in nearly a decade, and the new Mac Pro based on Intel processors.

The upcoming MacBook Pro is an example of Apple's renewed focus on customers, and plans to re-open the SD card for the next MacBook Pro so users can enter memory cards from digital cameras.

The feature was removed in 2016, disturbing professional photographers and videomakers, key segments of the MacBook Pro user base.

The heavily criticized Touch Bar, the touch bar in the current model, is also being removed.

Apple has also developed mac core support for both cellular connectivity — the ability of Macs to connect to the Internet over smartphone networks — and Face ID, the company's facial recognition system, but it looks like neither feature will be released soon.