[MacBook Air 15 inch] Apple's New 15-inch M2 MacBook Air 2023

Dany updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Home > Knowledge Center

Apple is purportedly working on a new, larger model after releasing a revamped MacBook Air with a 13.6-inch display and M2 chip CPU in the summer of 2022. According to various sources, Apple is reportedly working on a 15-inch Air that might debut in 2023.

Apple could refresh the MacBook Air in the second half of 2023 with the M3 processor. Although it would be rare for Apple to upgrade the MacBook Air twice so quickly, it is feasible. The sources claimed that although the M2 Pro and M2 Max are ultimately 5nm CPUs, the most recent 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models were initially anticipated to be fitted with 3nm chips.

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About MacBook Air 15 Inch: Appearance

According to rumors, Apple is developing a larger MacBook Air that will reportedly measure 15 inches, making it comparable to the MacBook Pro. This part contains the current information about the 15-inch MacBook Air's appearance.

1. Size of the New 15-inch M2 MacBook Air

MacBook Air 15 would be the largest MacBook Air to date, measuring between the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions. The MacBook Air will have a 15.5-inch display, placing it closer to the 16-inch MacBook than the 14-inch version.

Since the 11-inch MacBook Air was dropped from the lineup in 2016, Apple has not continued to offer the laptop in two sizes. The MacBook Air would be an inch larger at 15.5 inches than the previously provided 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. A 15-inch MacBook Air, however, might be noticeably less in size than a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro if it had reduced bezels like the 2022 MacBook Air.

2. Design and Display of MacBook Air 15

The 2022 13-inch MacBook Air, which borrows design influences from the MacBook Pro, is projected to serve as a model for the 15-inch MacBook Air. It will have a flat-edged design, a vast Force Touch trackpad, and a function-keyed keyboard.

It is anticipated to have a 1080p camera, a MagSafe charging port, and an improved sound system, just like the 2022 MacBook Air.

Mini-LED or ProMotion display technology is not anticipated to be included in Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air; such features will only be available in MacBook Pro versions. Like other Air M2 chip MacBooks, it will apply the 2560-by-1664 resolution Liquid Retina display.

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About MacBook Air 15 Inch: Performance

Before we predict the performance of the MacBook Air 15-Inch, let's take an overview of the current M1 and M2 MacBooks.

  M1 Air M2 Air
CPU 8-core 8-core
GPU 7-core 8-core or 10-core
Neural Engine 16-core 16-core
Unified Memory 16GB 8GB (Configurable to 16-24)
SSD Storage 2TB 2Tb

Someone believes that both M2 and M2 Pro processor options will be available for the 15-inch MacBook. In the table above, the MacBook Air's M2 processor has an 8-core GPU and a maximum of a 10-core GPU, while the M2 Pro has up to 12 cores and a maximum of 19 GPU cores.

So it stands to reason that the next model will include Apple's entry-level chip, either the M2 or the M3, depending on how quickly the gadget launches. Unexpectedly, Apple will release a version with the M2 Pro chip that will be slightly more expensive and more potent for consumers who desire more power.

As for the Memory, the 8GB of unified memory that comes with the latest MacBook Air can be changed to either 16GB or 24 GB, and apple is likely to treat the larger version in the same way.

Here is a video explaining everything about the new 15-inch M2 MacBook Air, in which you can learn more information.

  1. 00:00 - Introduction
  2. 00:47 - 15-inch MacBook Air Rumor History
  3. 01:13 - New Name Schema
  4. 01:30 - CPU Options

Buying Guide of MacBook Air 15-Inch

According to reports, the M2 chip, which debuted with the 2022 MacBook Pro 13-inch, will be used in the 15-inch MacBook Air. The MacBook Air should launch in the Spring of 2023. This part is about the MacBook Air 15-Inch buying guide. However, remember that these are all just rumors and references, so you should proceed cautiously.

1. MacBook Air 15: Release Date

The next MacBook Air might debut in the spring of 2023. Although a WWDC 2023 launch may be more likely, this might indicate a March or April launch - Apple frequently hosts a Spring Event - such as the one for the 24-inch iMac in 2021.

Ross Young, a DSCC analyst, claims that Apple has already begun producing panels for the next laptop. Ross stated in his most recent report, which he shared with his Twitter Super Follows: "15.5-inch MacBook Air started panel production this month, and an early April launch is anticipated.

2. MacBook Air 15: Price

We can look at the costs of Apple's existing lineup of Mac laptops to determine how they will price the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air.

  M2 Air M2 Pro
13-inch MacBook $1,199 or $1,499 $1,299 or $1,499
14-inch MacBook \ Starts at $1,999
16-inch MacBook \ Starts at $2,499

The first hurdle is finding a place for the new 15-inch MacBook in that lineup. The introduction of a 15-inch MacBook as a replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Pro makes a lot of sense if it's a MacBook Air without a fan.

Thus, the larger model is anticipated to have a starting price between the 14-inch M2 Pro MacBook Pro ($1,999) and the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air ($1,199). A starting price of $1,499 for the MacBook Pro seems acceptable, given its other benefits.

Final Words

The MacBook Air is already a reliable device, which elevates it to the status of a "Pro" model and makes it appropriate for more demanding consumers. It will be slightly more challenging to move around with, but the added power and size will undoubtedly make it worth the effort and worth every money. I hope it goes live shortly.

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