Kuo: 15-Inch MacBook Air to Offer Two M2 Chip Options, No M2 Pro Configuration

Apple's upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air model will be configurable with two variants of the M2 chip, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a tweet shared earlier today, Kuo said that he expects the new ‌MacBook Air‌ to be available with two ‌M2‌ chip options that have different numbers of cores like the existing 13-inch model. The news comes as a revision of Kuo's previous forecast, which predicted that the 15-inch MacBook Pro could be configurable with either the ‌M2‌ or ‌M2‌ Pro chip.

The 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ with the ‌M2‌ chip that Apple launched last year is available in 8- and 10-core GPU variants, and the M1 model from 2020 was available in 7- and 8-core GPU options. The 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ is therefore likely to mirror the 13-inch model in terms of chip specifications.

Kuo also affirmed that the new model will explicitly be branded as a 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌, rather than a new product line. He expects the device to reach five to six million unit shipments in 2023. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently reported that the 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ will be announced at WWDC in June.

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Top Rated Comments

bluecoast Avatar
15 months ago
I don't know why everyone is complaining about this not being an M3 computer. Last I looked M2, was pretty amazing.

If you need performance, you need a MPB.

This is for people who want a think and light flexible notebook (with very good battery life), but who'd like a slightly bigger screen (maybe they're doing creative work...

...Or maybe they're just getting old with worsening eyesight << me, sadly ?.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gengar Avatar
15 months ago
So just a bigger MacBook Air. Got it.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
15 months ago
Either the M3 is far away or Apple has so many M2 left over from poor sales that they are putting it in this device to get rid of stock. My bet is on the later.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ninethirty Avatar
15 months ago

so instead of using the M3 chip here they are using the left overs and try to profit from them

How dare they try to profit from materials they have produced instead of just throwing them away!
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Release this Macbook Air 15" already, please.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
compwiz1202 Avatar
15 months ago

I don't know why everyone is complaining about this not being an M3 computer. Last I looked M2, was pretty amazing.

If you need performance, you need a MPB.

This is for people who want a think and light flexible notebook (with very good battery life), but who'd like a slightly bigger screen (maybe they're doing creative work...

...Or maybe they're just getting old with worsening eyesight << me, sadly ?.
Yes I am also the latter, but another facet is price price price. Want a reasonably priced larger screen and not something locked behind unneeded specs and $2-$3k or worse pricing
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)