New Bluetooth 5.3 Listing From Apple Hints At New Upcoming Macs

Apple has added a new listing to the Bluetooth Launch Studio database, a move which could foreshadow the arrival of new Macs.

The database doesn’t specifically mention what the product is, but it does say that it uses the latest Bluetooth 5.3 standard.

There are also references to other macOS-related listings which would add credence to the belief that this is a Mac product rather than something else entirely.

The news comes as Apple is rumored to have at least one new Mac ready for an announcement within the next few weeks. The 15-inch MacBook Air is heavily rumored right now, as is an updated Mac Pro. Either could be announced via press release rather than a full-on Apple event, although the Mac Pro could wait for WWDC in June.

The 15-inch MacBook Air is perhaps the most interesting for the majority of people and it would be the biggest MacBook Air to date. The Mac Pro is expected to use a new M2 Ultra chip but have the same case as the current Intel model.

As for what Bluetooth 5.3 has to offer, it’s all about reliability and efficiency according to the report.

Bluetooth 5.3 offers benefits such as improved reliability and power efficiency, according to the Bluetooth SIG, the organization behind the standard. Apple has added Bluetooth 5.3 to several recent products, including the iPhone 14 series, the latest Apple Watch models, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini, and more.

With the 13-inch MacBook Air and 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros already refreshed, the 15-inch MacBook Air and Mac Pro are the most likely products here, with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggesting previously that the 24-inch iMac won’t get a refresh until late 2023 at the earliest.

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