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Apple is reportedly on track to launch a new 15-inch MacBook Air in April, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young. This latest report builds on Young’s earlier announcement last month that Apple’s supply chain had begun production of display panels for the laptop, which he claimed would be the largest display size ever offered for the MacBook Air.
As an expert in display-related information about future Apple products, Ross Young has a proven track record for predicting the launch of Apple’s new products. In a recent tweet, he reiterated his belief that the 15-inch MacBook Air would be released in early April.
It’s worth noting that Apple often announces new products in March, but with an April event already scheduled last year, there is a chance that Apple could announce the new laptop at either of these events. The 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip was launched in July 2022, a month after it was announced at WWDC. However, it is still unclear whether the 15-inch MacBook Air would be equipped with the M2 or M3 chip, as rumors have been conflicting.
Last year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that a 15-inch MacBook with M2 and M2 Pro chip options would be released in the second quarter of 2023, potentially without Air branding. This move could allow Apple to offer larger screen sizes at a lower price point, thereby providing customers with more screen real estate.
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Traditionally, Apple has reserved larger display sizes for the MacBook Pro, making the rumored 15-inch MacBook Air a significant departure from the norm. If this new model does indeed launch in April, it could offer customers a larger chassis, allowing for a bigger battery, and a cheaper alternative to the MacBook Pro.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models are expected to launch between late spring and summer. With Apple’s history of keeping its product launches under tight wraps, only time will tell if this rumor holds true.