Next year, Apple may launch a 15-inch MacBook Air along with updated versions of the 13.3-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad. This is reported by the quarterly report of the research company Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC).
DSCC analyst Ross Young said in a report that alongside the new 15-inch MacBook Air model there will be an updated version of the current MacBook Air that may also have a slightly larger display. That is, the diagonal of the updated laptop can range from 13.3 inches to 14 inches.
In turn, Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities believesthat mass production of the 15-inch MacBook Air will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023. It is possible that the device will be given a different name.
According to DSCC, Apple is also planning to “slightly enlarge” the screen of the entry-level tablet iPad. The current tablet model is equipped with a 10.2 inch display. By reducing the thickness of the frame, you can increase the screen size of the device to 10.9 inches diagonally, like the iPad Air.
Ross Young has previously provided reliable information about Apple’s display technologies. The DSCC report states that these forecasts are based on input from panel suppliers, OEMs and other members of the display industry.
We add that this is not the first mention of the 15-inch MacBook Air. According to internal communications from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the Cupertino-based company was considering launching a 15-inch MacBook Air in 2015. For some reason, Apple didn’t go ahead with those plans.