A super-size MacBook Air is supposedly right around the corner. An analyst who’s built a solid reputation for accurately predicting Apple products says the next macOS notebook will be out in six weeks or so.
This will be the first time the thin and light line of notebooks has expanded past the current 13.6-inch screen.
Get ready for a 15.5-inch MacBook Air
To make sure the MacBook Air doesn’t get getting too bulky, Apple has kept the screen size down. But it apparently thinks that’s no longer necessary and is prepping the largest version yet. Considering how svelte the 16-inch MacBook Pro is, there’s no reason to expect a 15.5-inch Air to be a behemoth.
The upcoming consumer-oriented notebook is reportedly already in production. “15.5” MacBook Air started panel production this month,” said Ross Young with Display Supply Chain Consultants via a Twitter post only available to his Super Followers. “We would expect an early April launch.”
Although this is the most specific timeframe we’ve seen for its release, Young’s report is far from the first we’ve heard of the product. Reports of an Air with a screen about 15 inches in size have been circulating for close to a year. Bloomberg said it was in development last summer, as did Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities.
As the current 13.6-inch version runs an Apple M2 processor, the larger model probably will as well. And it’ll almost certainly have the same slim design as the smaller device, just expanded for the bigger screen.
None of the tipsters have been able to name a price for the 15.5-inch Air.