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MacBook Air 15: Apple rumoured to bring M2 and M2 Pro chipsets to 2023-bound laptop

Apple could differentiate MacBook Air models with M2 and M2 Pro SoC options for the 15-inch version. (Image source: Apple)
Apple could differentiate MacBook Air models with M2 and M2 Pro SoC options for the 15-inch version. (Image source: Apple)
According to a renowned Apple analyst, Apple could be planning to release M2 and M2 Pro-powered versions of a 15-inch MacBook Air. The larger version of the new MacBook Air is not expected to arrive until April 2023 at the earliest, though.

Ming-Chi Kuo has added to rumours about a 15-inch MacBook Air, almost three months after the Apple analyst last spoke on the machine. To recap, Kuo previously claimed that Apple might not market the 15-inch machine under the MacBook Air brand. Instead, he asserted that it could arrive as the MacBook, although mass production would not begin until Q4 2023 if there were no problems.

Now, Kuo has revised his previous predictions for what he still refers to as the '15" MacBook'. Specifically, the analyst expects mass production to start in March or April 2023, a slip of up to 6 months. Supposedly, Apple will then launch the machine in Q2 2023, at the earliest. For reference, this timing is in line with Mark Gurman's expectations.

However, Kuo adds that the 15-inch MacBook Air could launch with two chipset variants, mirroring the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. Allegedly, Apple may sell M2 and M2 Pro models, which will ship with 35 W and 67 W power adapters, respectively. Incidentally, Kuo states that he has not heard anything about a new 12-inch MacBook yet, rumours about which emerged last week.  

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06-15 (Update: 2022-06-15)