Apple’s upcoming MacBook Air redesign has been extensively reported on, however new data suggests it could are available in two sizes. According to Display Supply Chain Consultants’ latest quarterly report (through 9to5Mac and AppleInsider), Apple is engaged on a 15-inch model of the laptop computer to take a seat alongside the 13-inch mannequin, which can itself get a barely bigger display screen as effectively.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo followed up on the report, saying that mass manufacturing is anticipated to start within the fourth quarter of 2023. Kuo additionally says that the laptop computer is being designed to make use of the identical 30W adapter because the MacBook Air, which might put it effectively under the newest MacBook Pro machines when it comes to energy consumption. Finally, Kuo notes that this new laptop computer “might not be called MacBook Air,” which is extra of a query of branding than anything and is prone to be within the realm of hypothesis for a product that’s thus far out from manufacturing.
Bloomberg reported early final yr that Apple had thought of making a 15-inch MacBook Air alongside the 13-inch redesign however finally determined in opposition to producing it.
Apple hasn’t provided lower-end laptops in bigger display screen sizes for a very long time. You’d have to return to the times of the iBook G4 and PowerBook G4, which had been discontinued in 2006 with the Intel transition, to seek out a non-Pro Apple laptop computer with a display screen dimension over 13 inches — the iBook G4 had a 14-inch model. A MacBook Air-class machine with a bigger show could possibly be a in style choice amongst customers who need the additional display screen actual property however don’t want the efficiency of a 16-inch MacBook Pro.