As WWDC approaches, rumors counsel that it’s going to be an enormous present this yr, with Apple utilizing the stage to unveil a number of new merchandise, together with the lengthy-awaited AR headset and a 15-inch MacBook Air. Based mostly on the most recent report, Apple’s new laptop computer is certainly on observe for a June launch, however probably gained’t convey many surprises.
In keeping with a post on the Korean-language weblog Naver (translation), the 15-inch Air will ship with an M2 chip fairly than an M3 as initially deliberate. Apple’s M3 had initially anticipated to ship within the first half of 2023, however “advanced components equivalent to market situations and stock adjustment” in addition to “TSMC’s mass manufacturing issues” have delayed its launch, in keeping with the report. A similar report by Mark Gurman earlier this week additionally claimed that the new Air can have an M2 chip.
That seemingly means the 15-inch Air can have extraordinarily related specs and design to the present 13-inch mannequin, with an M2 chip, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, MagSafe, and 8GB of RAM. Whereas there have additionally been rumors of an M2 Professional possibility, Ming-Chi Kuo now claims the 15-inch mannequin can have the identical choices because the 13.6-inch mannequin with an 8-core GPU base mannequin and a ten-core GPU step-up possibility. The new machine can be prone to have Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 as properly.
The 15-inch Air will mark a return to Apple’s hottest laptop computer measurement, which was discontinued in 2019 when the 16-inch MacBook Professional arrived. It’s anticipated to have a beginning value of $1,499.