Report: Apple planning 15-inch MacBook Air for 2023, larger 13-inch model and new iPad
What you need to know
- A new report claims Apple may have a larger MacBook Air in the works.
- DSCC's Ross Young says that Apple may be planning a new 15-inch model for 2023.
- Apple may also be planning a larger 10-inch iPad and a larger MacBook Air 13-inch.
Apple may be planning to launch a new 15-inch MacBook Air in 2023, along with larger versions of its 13-inch model and a new larger 10-inch iPad model, according to a new report.
The news comes via Ross Young and DSCC's Quarterly Advanced IT Display Shipment and Technology report. According to DSCC's roadmaps, Apple is planning to launch a 15-inch MacBook Pro next year. While this isn't the first time we've heard about Apple possibly considering a larger MacBook Air, it is the first more concrete rumor we've heard about the possible larger MacBook.
Internal emails from Apple reveal that Apple considered a 15-inch MacBook Air way back in 2007 while Steve Jobs was still at the helm, eventually settling on an 11-inch and a 13-inch model. More recently, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported in January 2021 that Apple had previously considered the larger form factor but had decided not to move forward with it, but didn't rule out the possibility completely.
Young and DSCC also indicate that Apple is planning a larger 10-inch iPad model, possibly indicating that the base-model iPad is getting a redesign to bring it in line with the design language of the iPad Air and M1 iPad Pro (2021) that would make space for the larger display. The report finally states that Apple is planning a larger MacBook Air that is still in the 13-inch form factor bracket but with a larger display than the current design.
A report from Mark Gurman earlier this week indicated that a new MacBook Air was still a few months away. We'd previously heard it would come quite early this year. Ming-Chi Kuo has also thrown the prospect of new M2 Apple silicon into doubt, suggesting it will come with an M1 chip instead.
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