Kuo: Rumored 15-Inch MacBook Air Might Not Be A MacBook Air At All
Apple was rumored to be working on a new 15-inch MacBook Air recently but a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that it might not actually be a MacBook Air after all.
Recent rumors had Apple working to release a new, larger MacBook Air as soon as next year.
The current MacBook Air is a 13-inch device and while Apple did consider a larger model in years gone, it decided against it. Now, Kuo says that there is no guarantee that the 15-inch device will carry the MacBook Air name.
Kuo took to Twitter to say that he expects that mass production of the unnamed device will begin in the final quarter of 2023 if “all goes to plan.”
While larger displays do generally require more power, the plan is reportedly to “use the same 30W power adapter as MacBook Air,” something that could require a lower power chip. Apple is likely to have improved its silicon power draw by then, potentially giving it more headroom for the display.
Kuo rounds out his tweet by saying that the new machine “might not be called MacBook Air,” although that’s as far as things go — there is no discussion as to what that device might actually be called if it doesn’t have the Air name attached to it.