Apple’s forthcoming MacBook Air redesign was reported in detail, but new information suggests it could come in two sizes. According to Display Supply Chain Consultants last quarterly report (above 9to5Mac and AppleInsider), Apple is working on a 15-inch version of the laptop to sit alongside the 13-inch model, which may itself get a slightly larger screen.
Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities followed The report states that mass production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023. Kuo also says the laptop is designed to use the same 30W adapter as the MacBook Air, which would put it well below the latest MacBook Pro machines in terms of power consumption. Finally, Kuo notes that this new laptop “may not be called the MacBook Air,” which is more a matter of branding than anything and probably within the realm of speculation for a product so far from production.
Bloomberg reported Earlier last year, Apple considered developing a 15-inch MacBook Air alongside the 13-inch redesign, but ultimately decided against production.
Apple hasn’t offered lower-end laptops with larger screen sizes for a long time. You’d have to go back to the days of the iBook G4 and PowerBook G4, which were discontinued in 2006 with the Intel switchover, to find a non-Pro Apple laptop with a screen size of over 13 inches – the iBook G4 had a 14 – inch version. A MacBook Air-class device with a larger display could be a popular option for users who want the extra screen real estate but don’t need the performance of a 16-inch MacBook Pro.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/25/22995892/apple-15-inch-laptop-macbook-air-rumor-report Apple is reportedly planning a 15-inch MacBook Air