Apple is preparing the new MacBook Air which it plans to launch sometime later this year. This new model will boast of a 15-inch display size and may have specs similar to some of the existing MacBook models.
First reported by Bloomberg, the 15-inch MacBook Air will feature a processor equivalent to the M2 chip. It will be an octa-core chipset with four high-performance cores and four efficiency cores. The chip is said to have 10 graphics cores, similar to the M2 chip.
Having said that, it is clear that Apple is not planning to go with the rumored M3 chip for this specific model. In fact, Apple is reported to bring M3-powered MacBook models, namely the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, in the first half of 2024.
Coming back to the 15-inch MacBook Air due to debut later this year, it is said to feature a higher-resolution panel. Codenamed “Mac 15.3” for testing, the new Air will have a display resolution comparable to the 14-inch MacBook Pro.
This means that the screen will be of higher resolution but since the display footprint is larger, there may be a slight compromise in sharpness.
Still, buyers are expected to get more diverse options when buying and it will also differentiate the high-end MacBook Pro and high-end MacBook Air models.
It is unclear when Apple plans to launch the new 15-inch MacBook Air. Some reports suggested a launch between late spring and summer this year. That said, we expect Apple to unveil this model at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 in Cupertino.
Furthermore, Apple is expected to refresh its MacBook Pro in the first half of next year. As mentioned above, two different sizes of MacBook Pro will come with the alleged M3 chip.
The M3 chip will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and will be based on the 3nm manufacturing process. Transitioning from the 5nm process to the M2 chip.
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