Apple’s upcoming MacBook Air redesign has been extensively reported on, however new info suggests it might are available in two sizes. In keeping with Show Provide Chain Consultants’ newest quarterly report (by way of 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 nicely.
TF Worldwide Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo adopted up on the report, saying that mass manufacturing is predicted 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 nicely beneath the most recent MacBook Professional machines when it comes to energy consumption. Lastly, Kuo notes that this new laptop computer “may not be known as MacBook Air,” which is extra of a query of branding than the rest and is more likely to be within the realm of hypothesis for a product that’s to date out from manufacturing.
Bloomberg reported early final 12 months that Apple had thought-about making a 15-inch MacBook Air alongside the 13-inch redesign however in the end determined in opposition to producing it.
Apple hasn’t supplied 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 discover a non-Professional Apple laptop computer with a display screen measurement over 13 inches — the iBook G4 had a 14-inch model. A MacBook Air-class gadget with a bigger show might be a well-liked choice amongst customers who need the additional display screen actual property however don’t want the efficiency of a 16-inch MacBook Professional.