Kuo: New 15-Inch MacBook With M2 and M2 Pro Chip Options Planned for 2023

Apple is planning a new 15-inch MacBook model that could launch around the second quarter of 2023 or later, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today.

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In a tweet, Kuo said the notebook may be available with both M2 and M2 Pro chip options. Kuo previously claimed the new 15-inch model might not be branded as a MacBook Air, but he did not provide any further details about potential naming.

For the new 15-inch MacBook, configurations with the M2 chip would be bundled with Apple's new dual-port 35W power adapter, while configurations with the M2 Pro chip would ship with a more powerful 67W adapter, according to Kuo. These power adapters are already options for the new M2-powered MacBook Air launching next month.

Kuo also said he has not yet heard of any plans for the previously rumored 12-inch MacBook. Last week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple was considering launching a new 12-inch notebook at the end of 2023 or in early 2024. Gurman said it was unclear if the notebook would be a low-end MacBook or a higher-end MacBook Pro.


Over the last few weeks, rumors have surfaced about several new MacBook and iPad sizes planned for 2023 and beyond. Gurman recently reported that Apple was working on a new 15-inch MacBook Air, for example, which could end up being the machine that Kuo is referring to. As the devices get closer to launching, details should become clearer.

Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
2 weeks ago
If this rumor is true, the lineup will be even more confusing and overlapping than it is now. I’m all about giving choice, but what purpose a M2 Pro chip will have in a MacBook Air?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RumorConsumer Avatar
2 weeks ago
It gets wilder and wilder. You get an M2, you get an M2, you get an M2!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macative Avatar
2 weeks ago

Buying if there are no notch.
Foolish considering the "notch" is not cutting into content. The screen actually got larger and the menu bar moved up into the bezel. So MacBooks with a "notch" have more visible, usable, unobstructed screen space than those without one. Whoops.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
2 weeks ago
I assume we're talking 15" MBA here or are they bringing back MacBooks? Regardless, can I preorder now? Thanks.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fbr$ Avatar
2 weeks ago

Is there any chance they could run an M2 Pro without a fan?
Rumor is Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi tested M2 Pro without a fan but was not satisfied.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
2 weeks ago

How do people assume a 3lbs 15-inch notebook would be branded MacBook Air?
If Apple can brand a 13" notebook with 8GB memory and a regular, not Pro, M2 chip a MacBook Pro ('https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro-13/'), then a 15" notebook can be braned a MacBook Air.

Same thing with the 12" MacBook. It was called a MacBook and not a MacBook Air even though it (0.92 kg) was lighter than the 11" MacBook Air (1.08 kg).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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