According to display researcher Ross Young, Apple began mass manufacturing the new 15-inch MacBook Air in February and increased output in March. The much-anticipated bigger laptop will be available to ship after Apple unveils it, according to reports, and an additional ramp-up by Apple is scheduled for April.
It was previously reported that Apple may introduce the biggest MacBook Air in April or May, but it now appears more probable that the laptop would wait until the WWDC event in June.
MacBook Air Might Have The M2 Chip
The new 13.6-inch MacBook Air will be joined by the larger 15.4-inch Air. But whether it will receive the M2 chip or whether the pair will receive a new M3 processor—which would also be a WWDC announcement—remains to be seen. It is unclear if this specifically refers to the M2 chip. According to the article from today, the machine’s performance is “on par with the current M2 chip.” Additionally, there is currently no information available on the precise release date for Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Air.
At least some of the M3 chip types are anticipated to be produced by Apple using a new 3 nm production technique. This will result in a noticeable increase in effectiveness and performance. However, it’s probable that not all M3 models will utilize 3nm technology. For example, Apple may use a 5 nm process for the base M3 model and a 3 nm process for the M3 Pro, M3 Max, and M3 Ultra.
The source also claims that Apple is developing updated models of the 13-inch MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is the company’s entry-level laptop. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will supposedly receive an upgrade from Apple in the first half of 2024.