When to Expect the Next MacBook Air to Launch

If you are considering buying a MacBook Air, you may be wondering when new models will be released so that you can time your purchase accordingly. Below, we outline when to expect the next 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models to launch.

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Keep in mind that rumors are not always accurate, and Apple's plans could change. This article was last reviewed in April 2024.

MacBook Air: Summary

  • When were the current models released? March 2024
  • When are the next models expected? Earlier in 2025, likely March or April

MacBook Air: What to Know

Apple last updated the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air with the M3 chip in March 2024. Other new features included Wi-Fi 6E support with a compatible router, native support for up to two external displays when the lid is closed, an anodization seal that reduces fingerprints on the Midnight finish, and microphone improvements.

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The next-generation 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with the M4 chip will be released "around spring 2025," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, so a launch in March or April next year seems most likely. With the M4 chip, the next MacBook Airs are expected to offer modestly faster CPU performance than current models, and the chip might also have a faster and more efficient Neural Engine for artificial intelligence tasks.

It was once rumored that the MacBook Air could be the first Mac to get an OLED display, but it is not entirely clear if that remains Apple's plan. No other major upgrades or design changes have been rumored for the MacBook Air next year.

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