The rumors that the affordable MacBook Air is actually not new, and I’m not happy about that

If last year’s rumors of a new, more affordable MacBook got you excited, then we have some bad news, as it looks like it could have referred to the MacBook Air (2020, M1) which got a new price cut to $699.

So instead of getting a brand new type of MacBook with a price that could challenge the best Chromebooks on the market as some rumors suggested, the reality seems to be that it’s actually a four-year-old MacBook with a cheaper – but still not exactly budget – price tag. Worse still, it seems it’s only available at Walmart – which will annoy anyone like me who lives outside the US.