Along with other analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will unveil a new 15-inch MacBook, but says that the model may not be part of the MacBook Air family.
Predictions for Apple's potential 15" notebook in 2023:
1. Mass production in 4Q23 if all goes to plan.
2. Although a larger display generally consumes more power, the design goal is to use the same 30W power adapter as MacBook Air.
3. It might not be called MacBook Air. https://t.co/R3UfxNWZW1
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 24, 2022
While he believes that Apple will begin mass production of the new 15-inch MacBook in the fourth quarter of 2023, he isn’t sure if it will carry the MacBook Air name.
Kuo did note that the rumored 15-inch laptop would still use the same 30W power adapter as the MacBook Air. This suggests that the model may still slot into Apple’s more budget-friendly lineup.
Earlier in March, Kuo predicted that Apple would refresh its entry-level MacBook line in the second or third quarter of 2022. He believes that the upcoming model will not have a mini LED display. He also believes that it will continue to feature Apple’s M1 chip rather than an “M2” chipset that others have predicted.
MacDailyNews Take: It’d be somewhat surprising for Apple to revive the MacBook as a 15-inch model, but that size display would slot in between the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro units and, making perfect sense, leave the “Air,” with its 13.3-inch display, as the smallest and lightest MacBook.
We also predict a 15-inch MacBook, priced right, would be hugely popular and likely quickly become the best-selling Mac.
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