Apple Working on 15-Inch MacBook Air and 12-Inch MacBook for 2023

Apple is working on a 15-inch MacBook Air that could be released as early as next spring, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ would be close to the size of the larger-screened 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it would be Apple's largest ‌MacBook Air‌ to date. The current 2022 ‌MacBook Air‌ has the biggest display Apple has released so far at 13.6 inches.

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The 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ would use the same design as the current 13.6-inch model, which eliminated the tapered frame that the ‌MacBook Air‌ used for years.

Alongside the 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌, Apple is working on a smaller 12-inch machine as well, though the naming of the tinier machine is unclear. Apple has not offered a 12-inch notebook since the 12-inch Retina MacBook that has since been discontinued.

The 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ could be released in early 2023 at a planned spring event, and the 12-inch MacBook could come at the end of 2023 or early 2024.

High-end MacBook Pro models equipped with M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips are in the works and could launch at the end of 2022, though Gurman warns that the release date could be pushed back until 2023.

The ‌M2‌ Max chip will feature a 12-core CPU and up to a 38-core GPU, up from the 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU in the current M1 Max. Apple is also already developing M3 chips for machines that will come out further in the future.

Finally, Apple is developing new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that are also expected to use the M-series chips, and these new iPads are planned for later in 2022.

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dinobear Avatar
27 months ago
12" MacBook is one of the best computers they ever built imo. Can't wait to get that form factor back! 2 pounds. You could bring it with you anywhere without a second though. Nothing has come close to that since.
Score: 70 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
27 months ago
A 15” air would be a day one for me.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
27 months ago
this naming scheme is so dumb. just make a MacBook and a MacBook Pro and offer different levels of each...
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Small White Car Avatar
27 months ago
13” / 15” Air
14” / 16” Pro

And, done.

It does not need to be any more complicated than that.

And, yes, I have so many people in my life that would jump on a larger Air. They don’t need more ports or power. They just want a big screen without an enormous price tag. Apple has ignored that group for far too long.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
27 months ago
My wife craves a larger screen but has no need for MacBook Pro's power. Heck, even her current M1 MBA is overkill for her needs. 15" MBA would be perfect.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
27 months ago
The 15" MacBook Air should have been released this year. Sadly, it didn't. That is the only reason why I'm not ordering myself a M2 MacBook Air this year. Do'h!

15" MacBook Air with Mid-night blue would be an instant purchase for me.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)