New Apple MacBook Air Launch Date: Apple is reportedly planning to release a new MacBook Air in April 2023 with a larger 15-inch display. According to display analyst Ross Young, the laptop is expected to be powered by the M2 chip and will support Wi-Fi 6a and Bluetooth 5.3, reports MacRumors.
While a new 13-inch MacBook Air with an OLED display is rumored to be released in 2024, the 15-inch model is expected to have a standard LCD display. Also, similar to the 13-inch MacBook Air, the 15-inch model will reportedly be available with an M2 chip.
The company said that compared to the M1 chip, the M2 chip has up to 18 percent faster GPU, up to 35 percent faster CPU and up to 40 percent faster neural engine. Also, the new MacBook Air may offer longer battery life.
According to Apple, the 13-inch MacBook Air with the M.2 chip lasts up to 18 hours per charge, so perhaps the 15-inch model can get closer to the 20-hour mark. The report also mentions that the 13-inch MacBook Air with the M.2 chip is limited to Wi-Fi 6, while the 15-inch MacBook Air is likely to get Wi-Fi 6e.
The tech giant had already updated the Mac mini with the M.2 chip and Wi-Fi 6e last month. The company also added Bluetooth 5.3 support to several of its devices and the 15-inch MacBook Air could be next.