Apple is rumored to be releasing new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models soon. The new MacBook Pros are said to feature the new M2 Pro and M2 Max SoC, which will be more powerful than the existing M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Along with the Pro machines, Apple could launch a new MacBook Air. While the company has already updated its new MacBook Air with the M2 chip and a new design, Apple is reportedly working on a larger version of it. The current MacBook comes with a 13.3-inch screen. In spring 2023, the company could release a massive 15.5-inch MacBook Air for those who want Air performance with the screen size of the pros.
The leaked details come from display analyst Ross Young (via), who revealed that the larger MacBook Air will be available in the first quarter of 2023.
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Apple could finally release a larger MacBook Air with its new M2 chip in 2023. The new MacBook Air is said to have a 15.5-inch panel. Young had previously claimed that the larger MacBook Air would have a 15.2-inch screen. However, the company is now reportedly working on releasing the larger variant of the affordable version with a 15.5-inch display, according to the updated rumours.
The 15.5-inch variant will have the same design as the 13-inch model. It will have flat edges, a large Force Touch trackpad, a large full-size keyboard with function keys, etc. The screen should have a notch at the top for a consistent design across the line. Apple will also bring support for MagSafe charging along with two USB Type-C ports. It would be interesting to see if the larger variant has more than two USB Type-C ports, as it has more space and a larger form factor.
Apple has reserved the inclusion of multiple types of ports for the larger 14-inch and 16-inch Pro models, including an SD card slot. The rumor mill has failed to produce any details regarding the port location on the 15.5-inch Air model.
Regarding the SoC, the 15.5-inch MacBook is said to feature either the existing M2 or the upcoming M2 Pro SoC. It won’t feature the mini-LED display found on the more expensive Pro models. What do you think about Apple releasing a bigger MacBook Air? Let us know in the comments below.