Later this year, the MacBook Air will get a new design and hardware upgrade with the much-anticipated Apple M2 chip. The retina display is only currently available in the 13-inch format. New sizes are expected to be installed by 2023.
The MacBook Air sold with an 11-inch screen. Since then, Apple has limited itself to the 13 inch diagonal, which is very popular among Mac users. This could change, according to the knowledgeable Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young. Apple is currently working on new screen sizes, but it is not clear which direction it will take, according to sources.
Apple MacBook Air getting bigger?
There are no other options for Apple’s smaller laptops, but customers will need to choose the more powerful MacBook Pro models to get the more productive 15- and 16-inch sizes. The MacBook Air entry-level model is available at the Apple Store starting at 1129 euros. The MacBook Pro (2021), on the other hand, starts at 2249 euros (14 inch) and 2749 euros (16 inch). The Pro models are more powerful than the MacBook Air’s, and may prove to be too expensive for some users. Apple should consider offering a larger display on the MacBook Air for new users. The first update will be in the second half 2022.
Insiders anticipate an upgrade to the Apple M2 chip as well as a new design. According to rumors and leaks, however, the MacBook Air won’t have a mini-LED display. In 2023, new display formats will likely follow. Experts are predicting that the production of the M2 chip will continue into fall. This is why experts expect a new display format to be available by October or November. It was thought unlikely that Apple would present a new MacBook Air during the Worldwide Developers Conference (2022 WDC) in June.