Apple plans to announce the rumored 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC, according to BloombergIt’s Mark Gurman. The laptop is expected to launch alongside iOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and Apple’s long-awaited AR/VR headset.
Gurman revealed the plans in his Sunday bulletin:
As part of watchOS 10, the company plans to bring back widgets and make them a central part of the interface. This new strategy will debut at WWDC in June, alongside the unveiling of iOS 17, macOS 14, the 15-inch MacBook Air, and of course, the highly anticipated mixed reality headset.
Apple’s well-connected reporter previously said new MacBooks would be coming at WWDC, but this is the first time he’s explicitly confirmed that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be unveiled at the conference, which kicks off with Apple’s keynote on June 5. .
Rumors of the 15-inch MacBook Air began in early 2021, and production of display panels for the laptop has reportedly increased in recent months as its release nears. Like the 13-inch MacBook Air, the initial 15-inch model will be powered by the standard M2 chip with multiple GPU configurations, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
No design changes have been rumored for the 15-inch MacBook Air beyond its larger screen size. The 13-inch model has a notch display, a 1080p camera, a MagSafe 3 charging port, two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Magic Keyboard scissor switch with a Touch ID button and a Force Touch trackpad, with available color options including Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray and Silver.
Apple announced the 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip at WWDC last year.
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