Rumours of a 15-inch MacBook Air surfaced in 2020 and according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this new product is soon to be unveiled at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, alongside a mixed-reality headset, iOS 17 and macOS 14.
What are the rumours?
We tend to not get caught up in the Apple rumour mill, however, we do always have our ear to the ground with Apple’s product lines. Here's the consensus on this new product;
- The display is thought to be 15.5-inch in size, with reports of the display production recently ramping aligning with an upcoming release.
- Design-wise, the 15.5-inch MacBook Air is said to share the design of the M2 13.6-inch model (pictured below), with the notch in the display, USB-C ports, MagSafe 3 charging and four colour options (Space Grey, Silver, Starlight and Silver).
MacBook Air M2 (13.6-inch)
Is anyone interested in a 15-inch MacBook Air
Apple’s laptop product line currently looks like this:
- MacBook Air 13-inch M1 from £999
- MacBook Air 13.6-inch M2 from £1249
- MacBook Pro M2 13-inch from £1349
- MacBook Pro 14” M2 from £2149
- MacBook Pro 16” M2 from £2699
If you want a Mac with a larger display you're looking at the 16-inch MacBook Pro, priced from £2699. The 14-inch MacBook Pro is also an option, however, users that are moving from a 15 or 16-inch MacBook Pro might not want a smaller display. The larger MacBook Air will likely be priced between the 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air (£1249) and the 16-inch MacBook Pro (£2699), giving an option for those who want a lower-priced, slimmer, and lighter Mac with a larger display.
Apple's MacBook pricing, May 2023
Time will tell whether the new model will utilize the M2 processor and whether Apple continue to sell the M1 MacBook Air or decide to update or discontinue this model. Currently, as Apple's lowest-priced laptop the M1 MacBook Air is likely one of their best sellers and it continues to be a favourite of our customers too.
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