Apple has been working on a 15-inch MacBook Air for some time now, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being one of its best-selling products once it’s launched.
I’ve been asking around and here’s what I know, so far, about this new Mac that I’m sure will be of interest to many of you.
In essence, the design will be very similar to the MacBook Air with M2 chip, although thanks to its new size, it’s possible that Apple will add the possibility of configuring it with the new M2 Pro. Apparently, the ones configured with the M2 chip would be bundled with Apple’s new dual-port 35W power adapter, while those with the M2 Pro chip would ship with a 67W adapter.
This new MacBook Air will still have a notch, reduced black bezels, and the same type of keyboard and trackpad.
Apple plans to redesign the speakers to make them better and louder. They won’t be as good as those on the 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, but they’ll certainly sound amazing. Apple has paid a lot of attention to them during the testing process, so I think they’ll be terrific.
I can’t confirm the exact I/O on this new Mac yet, but expect multiple USB-C ports, MagSafe, etc. The display will be 15.5 inches and will use the same technology as the current MacBook Air M2.
Mass production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2023. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Apple could launch it at a spring event. That would make sense, but I don’t think it will happen. There are already a few Macs coming this spring, as well as the long-awaited AR/VR headset, so there’s a good chance Apple is saving this Mac for later this year.
Finally, let’s talk pricing. As far as I’m concerned, Apple is currently looking at a price around $1,500. I don’t have any specifics at this time, but that’s what’s being considered.