Rumors about Apple releasing a 15-inch MacBook Air aren’t new. Show analyst Ross Younger says it will come in April, and Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that Apple is already making ready a refresh for the 13-inch mannequin.
Whereas it was unclear whether or not one of many fashions would characteristic the M2 chip and the opposite one the M3, 9to5Mac believes it has the reply, as Filipe Espósito heard from impartial sources that Apple is engaged on a brand new technology MacBook Air in two completely different sizes and with the M3 processor.
Based on 9to5Mac’s sources, the brand new 13-inch MacBook Air (codenamed J513) is already within the works with an M3 chip. It will likely be introduced together with a brand-new 15-inch model (codenamed J515), which may even have the M3 chip.
Up to now, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple might launch the 15-inch MacBook Air powered by the M2 and M2 Professional chips in “early April.” Nonetheless, our sources say that the 15-inch mannequin will get the identical entry-level M3 chip as the brand new 13-inch MacBook Air. The chip could have an 8-core CPU similar to M1 and M2.
If that seems to be correct, Apple can be adopting the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus technique with the MacBook Air by providing a bigger display with out the premium worth of the 16-inch MacBook Professional.
Along with these new laptops, 9to5Mac says a brand new entry-level MacBook Professional can be within the works. It can characteristic the M3 chip, the identical design, and an 8-core CPU. Whereas Apple has thought-about dropping the “Professional” branding from this mannequin up to now, it appears the corporate has given up on that concept.
Final however not least, an M3 iMac can be within the works. Whereas it was already reported that Apple would skip the M2 technology for the iMac, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman not too long ago stated that the Cupertino agency could release this computer in the second semester.
For the brand new MacBook Air fashions and the entry-level MacBook Professional with the M3 chip, Apple might announce them in a spring event or as late as WWDC 2023 in June. BGR will hold reporting on the most recent Mac rumors.