15-inch MacBook Air rumored to launch later this year
Apple could launch its rumored new, larger 15-inch MacBook Air later this year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says the machine would be a “major saving grace for the Mac lineup” during a year that is expected to be relatively quiet for new product launches.
2023 is expected to be a slow year for Apple’s range of existing products as the company puts all its efforts into its long-rumored AR/MR headset which may finally be announced in the spring after being in development for years. Despite the year ahead likely being “muted,” Gurman has reported in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter that we could see Apple release its largest MacBook Air to date, although it doesn’t seem set in stone as of yet.
The 13.6-inch MacBook Air, which rumors have suggested this year’s larger 15-inch model will be based on, features a Liquid Retina display, 1080p HD camera, MagSafe charging, and more in four new finishes — midnight, starlight, silver, and space gray.
Its unclear what the new, larger MacBook Air will offer compared to the 13.6-inch version, including the type of chip it will use and any other internal improvements, which weren’t shared by Gurman in his report.
Measuring just 11.3 millimetres thin and 2.7 pounds in weight, the 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air is thinner than Apple’s original iPhone, featuring two Thunderbolt ports for connecting accessories, a 3.5 mm audio jack with support for high-impedance headphones, a full-height function row with Touch ID, and Apple’s Force Touch trackpad.