The 15-Inch MacBook Air Will Not Get A New Chip After All
The 15-inch MacBook Air is very much expected to be announced at WWDC in June and now a new report by a well-connected analyst suggests that we also know what will go inside it.
With the new MacBook Air coming at WWDC it was thought that it might be the first machine to offer upgraded Apple silicon.
The M3 could have debuted based on previous years’ release cadences but that now doesn’t sound like it will happen. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 15-inch MacBook Air will have the same chips as the 13-inch version.
Writing on Twitter, Kuo said that “the upcoming 15″ MacBook Air will feature the M2 series and offer two processor spec options.” He went on to say that the “two options are more likely to be M2 with different cores.”
That’s the approach that Apple took with the 13-inch MacBook Air, offering two versions of the M2 with different numbers of GPU cores available.
Kuo also confirmed that the 15-inch MacBook Air will indeed be called MacBook Air after all. The notebook has been rumored for some time and there was a suggestion that it might carry a different name at one point. With the announcement now just around the corner, that seems not to be the case.
Apple will hold the WWDC23 opening keynote on June 5, with the heavily rumored Reality Pro headset also thought to be on the docket.