Speculation has been rampant in recent weeks over the possible release date of a much-hyped 15-inch MacBook Air powered by a processor on par with the new M2 chip. Now, developer logs from the App Store have seemingly confirmed that the laptop is indeed in production, with the machine identified as “Mac 15,3” and featuring an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU and 8GB RAM – the same as the M2 chip.
This exciting new update could be unveiled during June’s WWDC event, when Apple is expected to announce the newest updates to macOS 14, iOS 17 and a host of other software advancements. It is unclear when the laptop will go on sale, though if the device is announced at WWDC it could be available shortly thereafter.
The 15-inch MacBook Air is the latest in a series of powerful laptops from Apple with the M2 chip, with the current-generation 13-inch model already hitting the shelves with its efficient and powerful processor. It is likely the 15-inch model will be the same, even if it turns out there is no M3 chip in the works as suggested by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his report.
As for the 13-inch MacBook Air, updating it with the M2 chip is in the works, according to Gurman, which means the device may be seeing an upgrade that runs parallel with the 15-inch model.
The anticipation for the new 15-inch MacBook Air is high, with many users keen to get their hands on the latest device from Apple, boasting their brand new 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. If the rumors are correct, it will make the device a serious rival to rival laptop makers on the market, offering users the highest standard of performance that is usually only seen at the top-level devices.
The rumors of WWDC being the stage to unveil the 15-inch M2-powered MacBook Air have now been confirmed, and it won’t be long until we find out more about what Apple has in store for us in June. So, stay tuned for all the thrilling developments!
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