The 2022 version of the MacBook Air was a major overhaul. It changed design, with a bulkier look and added a notch in the screen. But rumour has it that Apple is going to release a 15-inch version next year.
According to display analyst and rumour monger, Ross Young, panel production for a 15.5-inch MacBook Air will start in the first quarter of 2023. This means the new MacBook should be released in spring, much like this year’s update.
Ross Young has a history of getting things right when it comes to Mac rumours. Young was one of the first to report on the screen change for the iPhone 14.
And this isn’t the first time this 15-inch screen has come through the rumour mill. Earlier in 2022, a few analysts suggested there would be a larger screen.
However, this new MacBook Air would be in an awkward position for Apple, as the MacBook Pro comes in three sizes.
Price-wise, the new Air with full specs would need to be more expensive than the smallest Pro, which is a 14-inch model. Why would you then not opt for the more powerful Pro model?
The larger screen would be a boon for workers, it would help become more productive. It would also make streaming content more enjoyable. A bigger display would benefit both work and downtime.
A larger screen means a larger body, so you could also fit in a bigger more powerful battery. This means the machine could last much longer than its smaller counterpart.
The problem arises about cost, it will be an expensive laptop. Potentially a few hundred pounds more than its smaller version and sitting in between the Pro models.
Hopefully, this isn’t just a rumour, and ewe will see a 15-inch MacBook Air in the early part of 2023.