Apple is reportedly getting ready to release an updated M3-powered MacBook Air in March 2024, according to a new report.
That report comes via Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, posting as part of a larger report that includes information about future iPads, too.
Gurman normally has well-connected sources on these things so it’s quite possible that this report is based on accurate information.
As for the report itself, Gurman says that Apple is keen to reverse a fall in laptop sales with the release of a new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air pairing powered by the new M3 chip that is already available in the 24-inch iMac and 14-inch MacBook Pro. The new chip will reportedly replace the M2 MacBook Airs, although it isn’t expected that there will be any other changes to the devices externally.
The latest MacBook Airs — codenamed J613 and J615 — will continue to come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes. The main focus there will be the addition of the M3 chip.
Gurman says that the new MacBook Airs will arrive in March, which will make the first few months of 2024 a busy period for Apple. The company is also set to release the Vision Pro headset for the first time, while talk of new iPad Air and iPad Pro tablets continues to gather pace.
Time will tell whether Gurman’s report turns out to be on the money, but the timeframe does fit with expectations based on previous reports.