M2 MacBook Air vs. M1 MacBook Air: Should you wait to buy?

While Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is normally used to announce updates for software products, Apple also announced a new MacBook Air and the M2 chip inside of it at its 2022 event.

Usually, it’s easy to recommend the new model over the old one. But in this case, the M2 MacBook Air feels more like a completely new model rather than a replacement of the old one. And since Apple continues to sell the original M1 MacBook Air, the answer to the question of which you should buy isn’t so simple.

Design

A person holding the M2 MacBook Air in their hand.

Right off the bat, the M2 MacBook Air drops the iconic wedge shape that made