Apple working on 15-inch MacBook Air, 12-inch MacBook

Apple is also working on the launch of new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that will power the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro set to debut later this year.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apple will launch a new 15-inch MacBook Air during the spring event in 2023.
  • It would the largest MacBook Air launched in 14 years
  • The 15-inch MacBook Air will resemble the 13.6-inch variant in terms of design.

A new Apple MacBook Air with a 15-inch display is set to launch next year. According to a new report, Apple will launch a new 15-inch MacBook Air during the spring event in 2023. The report comes days after Apple launched the new M2 MacBook Air with a 13.6-inch display.

If the rumour is true, the 15-inch MacBook Air that Apple has launched in the past 14 years. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the 15-inch MacBook Air will resemble the 13.6-inch variant in terms of design. Apple switched to a flatter design as opposed to previous Air models that came with a tapered frame.

The 15-inch MacBook Air will sport a notch display for the 1080p webcam. It is also likely to sport slightly slim bezels around the display. The larger MacBook Air is also expected to feature the new M2 chip, which is also available in the baseline 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple is also said to be working on the launch of a 12-inch MacBook, which will launch at the end of 2023 or early 2024. Currently, it is unknown if the 12-inch MacBook will be a low-end option or a smaller variant of the high-end MacBook Pro lineup, which currently comes in three different screen sizes.

Apple had previously launched a 12-inch MacBook in 2015. However, the compact laptop was criticised for its keyboard issues and limited number of ports. Apple discontinued the 12-inch variant of the MacBook in 2019.

Later this year, Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro lineup with the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro machines will get new chips. Regarding the M2 Max chip, Gurman claims that the Apple Silicon will feature a 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU, as opposed to the M1 Max’s 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU.

Apple is also said to be working on the M3 chip. In addition to this, the company is testing a new Mac mini and a Mac Pro internally.