The 15-inch MacBook Air could be coming sooner than you think
The bigger MacBook Air is on the way.
There has long been rumored a new MacBook Air with a bigger, 15-inch screen. Now, those rumors are reaching a fever pitch as CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, Ross Young, reports in a tweet to his super followers that the biggest MacBook Air will be coming this April.
This isn't completely unexpected, as Young reported that the new MacBook Air would be coming in the Spring in December 2022. Apple also has precedent in holding announcement events in March and April, so it's looking like there could be some legs to the rumor.
Big MacBook Air
The display is only likely to be bigger than the standard MacBook Air display, rather than carrying any kind of new features. So that means no ProMotion and other technologies that we've got in the stunning displays of the MacBook Pro 14- and 16-inch for 2023, currently Apple's best MacBook on the market.
This is the only news we have, however. There was no mention of what chip we're going to get inside the MacBook, or what kind of price we might be expected to pay. There have been rumors about the name, where Ming Chi-Kuo reported that it wouldn't be called 'MacBook Air', but rather just 'MacBook'. It's worth taking this one with a grain of salt, as while Kuo is well known for being reliable, Apple is just as well known for using different supply chain names for its unreleased products.
Either way looks like we're getting a new MacBook a little sooner than you might expect, one with a big screen. Size-wise, it will sit slap-bang in the middle of the two Pro models, albeit without some of those Pro features that make those so tempting. The big decider to its success will likely be price. Apple has to absolutely nail it, lest the big MacBook Air falls flat on arrival.
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As the Buying Guides and Deals writer for iMore, Tammy puts over a decade of experience in finding the best prices of Apple products to work, helping you save money on the equipment that you want. An audiophile at heart, she loves all things audio and visual, but you’ll also find her drooling over the latest Macs and MacBooks. With a Masters in screenwriting, Tammy likes to spend her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays or driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.