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First big-screen MacBook Air specs tipped as the 15-incher is slated for June release with macOS 14

New MacBooks will battle Apple's sales nosedive
New MacBooks will battle Apple's sales nosedive
Apple will be releasing its first MacBook Air with large display soon, as the device has been caught testing app compatibility running the yet-unreleased macOS 14. The MacBook Air 15 will still be powered by the current M2 processor family, though.

Apple is reportedly gearing up to release a slew of laptop upgrades to battle a 40% sales slump, starting with the first big-screen MacBook Air. According to developer logs which have tipped many an Apple release schedule before, the new laptop is codenamed "Mac 15,3" internally and has the display resolution of the 14-inch MacBook Pro.

Given that the 2023 MacBook Air will allegedly have a 15-inch display, the pixel density is shaping up to be lower than on the MacBook Pro, just as Apple usually does to differentiate its midrange from high-end laptop lines. The developer logs return macOS 14 as operating system on the MacBook Air 15, which points to a WWDC announcement as that's when Apple is expected to detail the new features of its next big macOS update.

Unfortunately, the new Apple M3 chip won't make a cameo on the 2023 MacBook Air 15 as it is still listed with the M2 Air configuration of an octa-core processor with four high-end cores and a deca-core graphics subsystem, paired with 8GB RAM. Apple's next generation M3 chip will be done by TSMC on its pioneering 3nm production process that will be used in the iPhone 15 series.

Other Apple computers slated for a refresh with it are the current MacBook Air 13, the base MacBook Pro 13, and the 24-inch iMac desktop replacement. More souped-up versions of Apple's next-gen M3 chip will reportedly go to the powerful MacBook Pro 14- and 16-inch models next year, likely to be announced at the WWDC 2024 developer conference.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2023-04-15 (Update: 2023-04-15)