Rumored 15-Inch Mac Notebook Coming in 2023 Might Not Be Called 'MacBook Air'

The rumored 15-inch Mac notebook that Apple is working on might not be called the "MacBook Air," according to information shared today on Twitter by well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Flat MacBook Air 15 Feature
Recent rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a larger-screened version of the MacBook Air that could measure in at around 15 inches and that would be sold alongside the 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌. The updated machine is expected to come out sometime in 2023, but if Kuo is accurate, it might not be in the ‌MacBook Air‌ family.

Kuo does not supply a possible naming alternative, but Apple has in the past used the "MacBook" name on a standalone basis for some of its Mac options. The last "MacBook" was the 12-inch MacBook that was discontinued in 2019.

Though Apple might go with another name, Kuo says the company is still aiming to use the same 30W power adapter that the ‌MacBook Air‌ uses as a power source, despite the larger screen. "Although a larger display generally consumes more power, the design goal is to use the same 30W power adapter as ‌MacBook Air‌," Kuo writes.

Rumors yesterday from display analyst Ross Young suggested that the 15-inch machine would come out in 2023, and Kuo further narrows down the timeframe by suggesting that mass production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Related Roundup: MacBook Air
Buyer's Guide: MacBook Air (Neutral)
Related Forum: MacBook Air

Top Rated Comments

SW3029 Avatar
11 months ago
Call it a loaf of bread for all I care. I'm buying Day 1.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gerrynjr Avatar
11 months ago
I’m calling it now….

MacBook Studio
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MF878 Avatar
11 months ago
Ditching the tapered design and adding a 15-inch option makes the “Air” name seem less fitting. Would not be surprised to see both the 13-inch and 15-inch just called “MacBook”, with the 15-inch basically assuming the role that the base model 13-inch Pro currently does (plugging the price gap between 13-inch consumer and 14-inch Pro). Also means they can keep the current Air around as an affordable option, particularly for education customers, and not have two concurrent designs called “Air”.

MacBook Air (M1) - $999

MacBook (M2, 13-inch) - $1,199/1,299
MacBook (M2, 15-inch) - $1,399/1,499

MacBook Pro (14-inch) - $1,999
MacBook Pro (16-inch) - $2,499
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UltimateSyn Avatar
11 months ago

Call it a loaf of bread for all I care. I'm buying Day 1.
I’m right there with you. Second in line. :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
11 months ago
I don’t think most people would expect a 15-inch notebook to be called Air regardless.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TechRunner Avatar
11 months ago
MacBook Unicorn. Until I can order one on the Apple site, it's still a mythical creature to me ;)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
dewey airtag

Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
maxresdefault

Kuo: Apple to Release Foldable iPad With Carbon Fiber Kickstand in 2024

Monday January 30, 2023 12:55 am PST by
Apple will launch a foldable iPad with a carbon fiber kickstand sometime next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In a series of tweets, Kuo said he expects an "all-new design foldable iPad" to be the next big product launch in the iPad lineup, with no other major iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months. The analyst said he...
tim cook data privacy day

Apple Violated U.S. Labor Laws With Anti-Leak Email

Monday January 30, 2023 3:43 pm PST by
Apple violated United States labor laws when it sent out an email warning employees about leaking confidential information about the company, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said today in a ruling shared by Bloomberg. Rules that Apple has established around leaks "tend to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees" from the exercise of their rights under the National Labor...
top stories 28jan2023

Top Stories: iOS 16.3 Released, iPhone 15 Pro Rumors, macOS Tips and Tricks, and More

Saturday January 28, 2023 6:00 am PST by
Following last week's hardware announcements, this week saw the actual release of several of the new products as well as operating system updates bringing new features and bug fixes across Apple's platforms. This week also saw some fresh rumors about the iPhone 15 lineup and Apple's upcoming AR/VR headset, while we shared some tips to help you get the most of your macOS experience, so read...
iphone 15 pro wifi 6e

Internal Apple Document From Leaker 'Unknownz21' Confirms Wi-Fi 6E Will Be Limited to iPhone 15 Pro Models

Friday January 27, 2023 10:01 am PST by
Multiple rumors have suggested that the next-generation iPhone 15 models will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard that Apple has already introduced in the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and now a leaked document appears to confirm Apple's plans. Sourced from researcher and Apple leaker Unknownz21 (@URedditor), the document features diagrams of the iPhone 15's antenna architecture. D8x refers to the...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Have These 8 Features

Friday January 27, 2023 2:11 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be announced in September as usual. Already, rumors suggest the devices will have at least eight exclusive features not available on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. An overview of the eight features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17...