New evidence suggests that pre-orders for the 2022 MacBook Air will begin on Friday

The redesigned MacBook Air with the M2 chip was announced at WWDC 2022 last month. However, Apple hasn’t specified when the new laptop will hit stores, other than that sales will start sometime in July. Thanks to an Easter Egg in one of MKBHD’s videos, we now have an indication that the M2 MacBook Air will be available very soon.

As noticed by some viewers, the latest MKBHD video – which is a review of the ROG Phone 6 Pro – may have leaked the MacBook Air 2022 release date. In a quick frame of the video, with Marques showing the calendar widget on the phone’s home screen, we can clearly see an “Apple MBA Briefing” event scheduled for Thursday, July 7th.

For those who don’t know, Apple invites some members of the press to a briefing on new products days before they hit stores. However, the MKBHD video has more surprises in store as we can also see a “MacBook Air Embargo” event scheduled for July 14th on the calendar.

A report last week revealed that Apple plans to launch the 2022 MacBook Air on July 15, with pre-orders starting a week earlier on July 7. The MKBHD video pretty much confirms that pre-orders for the new laptop will start on Friday with the official launch next week. The first reviews should be published one day before the official release date.

You can check out the video below (where the Easter egg can be seen at 2:26):

M2 MacBook Air

The 2022 MacBook Air has been completely redesigned, with flatter edges, similar to the more expensive 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros – but in a much thinner chassis. The 13.6-inch display now goes edge-to-edge and has a notch at the top with a 1080p front-facing camera.

Inside, the MacBook Air 2022 is equipped with Apple’s M2 chip, which is about 20% faster compared to the entry-level M1 chip. M2 also allows the new MacBook Air to support up to 24GB of unified RAM as well as up to 2TB of storage. In addition to two USB-C ports, the M2 MacBook Air also has a MagSafe port for charging.

In addition to the traditional silver and space gray colors, the 2022 MacBook Air is also available in Starlight (which looks more like champagne) and Midnight (a very dark blue).

If you’re not looking for the 2022 MacBook Air, you can buy the M2 MacBook Pro or other Macs at special prices on Amazon.

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