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MacBook Air gets speedy M3 chip in spring 2024


M2 MacBook Air comes i 13-inch and 15-inch versions
Both the MacBook Air in 13-inch and 15-inch versions are expected to get the Apple M3 chip soon.
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The Apple M3 processor will make its way to the MacBook Air line in March 2024, according to a trusted source of insider info. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the laptop will receive the chip upgrade.

The M3 made its debut in refreshed MacBook Pro and iMac models in October.

Trick or treat: New Macs might launch on Halloween


Apple fall Mac event 2023
A new iMac and MacBook Pro models might appear this Halloween.
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Update: This report has now been confirmed. On Tuesday, Apple invited the world to watch a product event on October 30. The theme is “scary fast.”

Fresh MacBooks and an iMac might be the highlights of an Apple event the last week of October, according to a high-profile tipster.

Exactly what’s on the agenda isn’t yet clear, but there are a number of strong possibilities, including some potential surprises.

Mac Pro and M2 Mac mini pegged for launch at huge Apple event in March


A closeup shot of the current Mac Pro:
A Mac Pro with Apple silicon could at last arrive for professionals at a March event.
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The long-awaited Mac Pro desktop will finally debut at a big March event, according to a tipster. As will a Mac mini powered by Apple’s M2 chip.

Plus, Apple is apparently getting ready to knock people’s socks off, as three MacBooks are also supposedly on the agenda for the event — including a 15-inch MacBook Air.

Don’t give up on the iMac Pro just yet


Don't give up on the iMac Pro just yet
A 27-inch iMac Pro is allegedly still a possibility.
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Although Apple killed off the iMac Pro line, it’s coming back better than ever, according to a reliable source. That means a high-end macOS all-in-one is supposedly on Apple’s product roadmap.

The company is also reportedly working on a Mac Pro desktop, also powered by Apple silicon.

15.5-inch MacBook Air pegged for spring 2023 launch


15-inch MacBook Air may get a new name
The MacBook Air line will supposedly expand to over 15 inches in 2023.
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A 15.5-inch MacBook Air is on Apple’s agenda for the first half of 2023, according to a reliable source.

This would be the first time the traditionally thin and light line of notebooks has expanded past the current 13.3-inch screen.

15-inch MacBook with M2 Pro might launch in spring 2023


13-inch MacBook Air with M2
The 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 might be joined by a larger version.
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A 15-inch MacBook will debut in less than a year that offers either an M2 or an M2 Pro processor, according to a reliable Apple analyst. That could make it one of the first with the upgraded version of the M2.

Note that the notebook might not be branded as a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air. It could be a “MacBook.”

Don’t get too excited about that 12-inch MacBook rumor


A 12-inch MacBook would be a blast from the past. If real, of course.
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Although one reliable Apple tipster recently said a 12-inch M2 MacBook is on the drawing board, another is skeptical that any such device is in development.

If released, the small notebook would be a change of strategy for Apple.

Mac mini with Apple M2 processor appears on retailer website


Apple M1 Mac mini
A Mac mini with a faster M2 chip could be right around the corner.
Photo: Apple

An unannounced Mac mini is now listed on the B&H website, though without full product details. The desktop’s most eye-catching feature is an Apple M2 processor, which also has not yet been announced.

In addition, the retailer lists a “Mac mini Tower” running an M1 Pro. Both products are labeled as “New Item – Coming Soon.”

15-inch MacBook Air could be in development, at long last


15-inch MacBook Air could be in development, at long last
The MacBook Air line could expand with a model that sports a 15-inch display.
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A 15-inch MacBook Air is on Apple’s agenda for 2023, according to a reliable source. And the current 13-inch version could be replaced by a one with somewhat larger screen.

In addition, the same source says the display in the budget iPad is in for a size increase, too.