Recently, Apple launched
two new-generation SoCs, M2 Pro, and M2 Max, which continue the original architectural design of M2 and are manufactured using the second-generation 5nm process (N5P). They are equipped in the new 14-inch/16-inch MacBook Pro and on the Mac mini.
According to Wccftech
reports, Apple will launch a new MacBook Air in the second half of this year. The M3 chip equipped with it will be manufactured using a 3nm process and further improve CPU and GPU performance. This year, Apple will also release the iPhone 15 series of smartphones, among which the A17 Bionic equipped with high-end models may also use the 3nm process.
It is understood that this year, in addition to the new 15-inch MacBook Air equipped with the M3 chip, Apple may also have a 13.6-inch model, while next year’s 2024 MacBook Pro will use the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips. There are reports that the supply chain will focus more on affordable MacBook Air models in the second half of the year, though no exact timing or details of the MacBook Air upgrades were mentioned.
It is rumored that the 15.5-inch MacBook Air will follow the design language of the 13.6-inch version, with flat edges, a larger touchpad, a keyboard with function keys, etc. Apple will also upgrade the speaker and front-facing camera, and there will be a larger battery, which should have better battery life.