A brand new 15-inch MacE-book Air may very well be right here as quickly as April
Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, simply despatched out a tweet to his subscribers that implies we might see a brand new 15-inch MacE-book Air in simply a few months. As an trade analyst who focuses on shows, Young’s observe document with rumors of this kind is normally fairly stable.
According to Young, the show panel for this new MacE-book Air has only in the near past entered manufacturing. Given the time-frame for panel manufacturing on previous MacBooks, this factors to a launch in early April, which might align with an Apple spring occasion. Also rumored for that occasion are a brand new Apple silicon-based Mac Pro and the long-awaited debut of the Apple AR headset.
Outside of the show, which is alternately 15.2 inches or 15.5 inches relying on which rumors you’re following, we don’t actually know what different specs to anticipate. It will clearly have an M2 processor, however some counsel that an M2 Pro choice is perhaps accessible as nicely. This would chop the hole with the MacE-book Pro, which begins at $1,999, although a 15-inch MacE-book Air would nonetheless lack most of the Pro-level options, together with HDR ProMovement shows, further ports, an SDXC card slot, and an M2 Max processor choice.
Some have speculated that the M3 chip would make its debut on this product, but when it arrives in April, that appears not possible—most rumors don’t anticipate that chip till the second half of 2023 or early 2024.
We anticipate the bigger mannequin to begin at a value that locations it between the 13-inch M2 MacE-book Air ($1,199/£1,249) and the 14-inch M2 Pro MacE-book Pro ($1,999/£2,149). Given the opposite benefits of the MacE-book Pro, a beginning value of $1,499/£1549 appears cheap.