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A major change may come to the MacBook Air next year | Digital Trends Spanish


Apple plans to release a 15.5-inch MacBook Air as soon as spring 2023 in a move that could expand the lineup. macbook air and offer more options to potential buyers. That’s according to display industry expert Ross Youngwho shared the news with his paid super followers on Twitter.

Right now, Apple only offers one MacBook Air: the 13.6-inch model. That contrasts with the macbook pro, which comes in two sizes. Apple may be hoping that extending the MacBook Air line to also include two versions could satisfy customers who want a laptop with a larger screen without paying for the pricey 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The larger MacBook Air is expected to offer many of the same features as the current smaller model. That includes the same flat-edged design, the same large trackpad, the same keyboard layout with function keys, and more. It’s also likely to come with a 1080p webcam, mirroring both the existing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. You’re not expected to get the MacBook Pro’s mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, though.

Inside, the 15.5-inch MacBook Air will likely come with an M2 chip. There’s also a chance it could come with a more powerful M2 Pro chip, which isn’t currently available in the 13.6-inch MacBook Air.

That’s in contrast to the MacBook Pro, where both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro can be configured to come with the same high-end M1 Max chip. However, Apple could choose to equip the 13.6-inch MacBook Air with an M2 Pro chip as well when that chip is released.

Young has foretold previously that Apple would release a larger MacBook Air, however, the 15.5-inch screen is a slight increase from its previous estimate, which stood at 15.2-inches. Interestingly, fellow tipster Ming-Chi Kuo has also claimed that Apple is working on a 15-inch laptop, though he thinks it might not be a MacBook Air.

When it comes to Apple rumors, Ross Young is one of the most trusted voices out there, sitting at the top of the AppleTrack leaker leaderboard. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t be wrong.

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