New 15-inch MacBook Air said to release in Spring 2023

The rumor: Apple is working on a larger version of the all-new MacBook Air that was just announced at WWDC22, according to Mark Gurman (86.5% accurate, via Bloomberg).

  • “The 15-inch model under development is a wider version of the 13.6-inch MacBook Air that Apple announced this week…Apple had previously considered a 15-inch variation for this year’s MacBook Air, but shelved those plans to focus on the 13.6-inch version,” Gurman says
  • This first-of-its-kind MacBook Air is said to release sometime in Spring 2023, a reasonable time for Apple to hold a special event unveiling new products

Sam’s take: I’m seeing the genius here of staggering MacBook Air screen sizes in between those of the MacBook Pro. By the end of next year, the MacBook lineup is going to look like this: 13.6, 14.2, 15 and 16.2-inch displays across 4 different notebooks. There really is going to be a size and form factor for everyone…rather than just doubling down with the exact same sizes across the board as they did historically. I cannot wait for this larger MacBook Air (which I would bet will have a M2 chip inside).