Edited by: Bharat Upadhyay
Last updated: Mar 06, 2023, 09:09 AM IST
US-based technology giant Apple is reportedly planning to release new MacBook Air in two different sizes. The brand could launch an updated 13-inch MacBook Air and a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with the new M3 chip between late spring and summer this year, according to a new report.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, it is “likely” that at least the next 13-inch MacBook Air will be equipped with the as-yet-unannounced M3 chip, which will reportedly be manufactured based on TSMC’s latest 3nm process for improved performance. the current 13-inch model was released in July 2022 and is powered by the M2 chip, which is based on a 5nm process.
Gurman has not disclosed whether the 15-inch MacBook Air will also be equipped with the M3 chip. He said a 15-inch model with an M2 chip “could still excite consumers” but that it would “quickly become obsolete” as the M3 chip is on the way, MacRumors reported.
Last month, Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes also claimed that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be equipped with the M2 chip. Ross Young, a display industry analyst who has a solid track record with display rumors, also recently revealed that Apple’s supply chain began production of displays for a new 15.5-inch MacBook Air in February.
In related news, the Cupertino-based tech giant is also planning to launch iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in the new yellow color. The brand last offered a yellow color option for the iPhone 11 in 2019 and the iPhone XR in 2018. It’s unclear if Apple is planning a new color for the iPhone 14 Pro models, but yellow may be similar to the current gold option for those devices.
According to a Weibo post shared by Japanese blog Mac Otakara and MacRumors reported that Apple’s PR team is planning a product briefing next week.
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