15-Inch MacBook Air Stockpiled by Suppliers Ahead of Rumored WWDC Launch

Apple's supply chain has started stockpiling the rumored 15-inch MacBook Air, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The report says the laptop is expected to be announced at Apple's annual developer conference WWDC, which begins June 5.

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Despite the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air launch, the sources believe that overall MacBook shipments will likely face a single-digit decrease in 2023 due to a "disappointing" first half of the year. The sources also said "pull-in momentum" for the 15-inch MacBook Air "has not been as strong compared with previous new products."

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman expects the 15-inch MacBook Air to debut at WWDC. Like the 13-inch MacBook Air, the 15-inch model will be powered by the M2 chip with multiple GPU configurations, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

No design changes have been rumored for the 15-inch MacBook Air beyond its larger display size. The 13-inch model is equipped with a notch housing a 1080p camera, a MagSafe 3 charging port, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a scissor switch keyboard with a Touch ID button, and a Force Touch trackpad.

The sources believe MacBook shipments could recover in the second half of 2023 if new MacBooks with 3nm chips are released, but Apple's chipmaker TSMC has reportedly faced 3nm yield issues, so it's unclear when Apple's M3 chip will debut.

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vagos Avatar
14 months ago
If it comes with 32gb RAM it's an instant buy for me.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
14 months ago
Please default to more then 8/256
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
14 months ago

If it comes with 32gb RAM it's an instant buy for me.
Not even as an option. M2 maxes out at 24GB.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
14 months ago

I'm betting that the 13' M2 drops down $1,100, M1 MBA to $700, and M2 MBA to $1000, so that the new 15in can take the M2 13' in price spot to be a reasonable $1200.
I really can't see Apple offering a full fledged laptop at $700 regular price. (disregarding discounts)
It's more likely that they drop the M2 13" at $999 and discontinue the M1 altogether.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
14 months ago
“cited by DigiTimes”
Never a good sign, these guys don’t get anything right.
Iirc these people said the iPad mini six will have a home button and not be announced for about a year… literally hours before it was announced without a home button.
Or anyone remember AirPods Pro lite? Which were different than the standard AirPods three.
Or the teardrop design for the iPhone 4S… These people have been getting things wrong for a long time.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oofio2461 Avatar
14 months ago
I'm betting that the 13' M2 drops down $1,100, M1 MBA to $700, and M2 MBP to $1000, so that the new 15in can take the M2 13' in price spot to be a reasonable $1200.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)