2021 MacBook Air: Slimmer bezels, thinner/lighter design & MagSafe

The rumor: Apple is preparing a redesigned MacBook Air that could release as soon as soon as the second half of 2021, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate).

Here’s what to expect:

  • “Thinner and lighter” design with Apple Silicon inside
  • The same 13.3-inch display, but with slim bezels
  • 2 USB 4 ports for I/O
  • MagSafe charging is also making a comeback
  • This new MacBook Air will be a higher-end offering, with the existing model remaining as the entry-level option

Our take: Seems like Apple is giving all their notebooks the thinner bezel treatment in 2021, which will make them look significantly more modern. For the MacBook Air, I’m most excited to see how the thinnest and lightest MacBook gets thinner and lighter.