At WWDC 2022, Apple unveiled two new MacBooks. In July, the brand-new M2 MacBook Air will be released, with a new design and significantly more power. On Friday, however, you can get the same power in the M2 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. If you aren’t ready to upgrade your MacBooks just yet, you should know that Apple is working on brand new models for the coming months. A 15-inch MacBook Air is one of the upcoming products, with a release date of mid-2023.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported shortly after WWDC that Apple is working on brand new computers in addition to the expected MacBook Pro refresh in late 2022.
Gurman mentioned new screen sizes for MacBooks and iPads in that report. According to the source, Apple is developing a 15-inch MacBook Air and a 14-inch iPad Pro. Finally, Gurman speculated that Apple may be considering bringing back the 12-inch MacBook, which it discontinued a few years ago.
The M-series System-on-Chip is at the heart of Apple’s plans (SoC). From the start, the M-series created a stir. MacBook sales were resurrected as a result of the M1’s speed and battery life, while rivals panicked. Apple is already on M2, while Intel and Qualcomm have yet to release M1 alternatives.
Because of the power and energy efficiency that these chips provide, Apple can afford to make a variety of MacBook and iPad sizes for them.
The 15-inch MacBook Air’s release date has been revised
Apple was able to create fanless laptops that were much thinner than before thanks to the SoC. The M-series chips also blur the lines between the Air and Pro series of processors. A 15-inch MacBook Air with the same design as the 13.6-inch Air model and the same processing power as the new M2 MacBook Pro could be released.
Prediction updates:— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) June 15, 2022
1. New 15" MacBook would go to mass production in mid-1H23, and launch date may be 2Q23 or later.
2. New 15" MacBook may offer two CPU options, M2 (with 35W adapter) & M2 Pro (with 67W adapter).
3. I haven't heard of any plans for rumored 12" MacBook yet. https://t.co/zm09nMvG7R
If Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions come true, they could be even more powerful. The well-known analyst updated one of his tweets in mid-March on Twitter.
Kuo stated at the time that the 15-inch MacBook would be mass-produced in the fourth quarter of 2023. He also speculated that the laptop would be called the MacBook Air and that Apple would use a 30W charger, similar to the Air.
Kuo claims in a new tweet that the 15-inch MacBook will go into production much sooner, in the first half of 2023. The 15-inch MacBook could be released in the second quarter of 2023 at the earliest.
Apple may release the 15-inch MacBook in two chip variants, according to the insider. The M2 will be shipped with a 35W charger, while the M2 Pro will be shipped with a 67W charger. The M2 Pro is most likely one of the SoC models that will power the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch models that will be released later this year.
Finally, the leaker stated that he had not heard of any 12-inch MacBook plans.
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