At last year’s WWDC, Apple introduced two new MacBooks that featured the M2 chip. Now, according to Mark Gurman, it looks like we’re going to see new MacBooks at this year’s event. However, he doesn’t expect any of the upcoming Macs to sport the next-generation M3 chip, but will instead feature a modest upgrade to the existing M2 chip. This could mean a speed bump in clock speed or additional cores.
Just recently, Gurman reported that an unreleased 15-inch MacBook Air (“Mac 15,3”) was spotted in the App Store developer logs, and it featured the same specifications as the base M2 chip. Therefore, it’s most likely that the 15-inch Air will initially ship with an M2 chip. Additionally, the upcoming model is listed with the same display resolution as that of the existing 14-inch MacBook Pro. Just think about it, for those who think the MacBook Air’s screen is a bit small for them or just prefer a larger display, a 15-inch MacBook Air will be a great alternative to the 14-inch MacBook Pro. Despite the lower pixel density than that of the 14-inch Pro, UI elements will look a little bigger on the upcoming 15-inch Air, and you’ll get more screen real estate at the default resolution.
The 15-inch MacBook has long been rumored and anticipated, and I think it’s going to be a huge seller for all customers who are looking to buy a new Mac. Sales for the Mac have been slowing down in general as Macs with Apple Silicon have already been so phenomenal; therefore, the 15-inch Air could boost sales and profits once again.