Apple has a history of making major product announcements at WWDC 2023, and it is highly anticipated that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be one of the highlights of this year’s conference. As per Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple is reportedly preparing to launch the speculated 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC. Alongside the anticipated laptop, the tech giant is also set to reveal iOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and its highly anticipated AR/VR headset.
Gurman revealed the plans in his latest newsletter on Sunday:
As part of watchOS 10, the company is planning 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 much-anticipated mixed-reality headset.
Gurman, the prominent Apple reporter, has previously mentioned that new MacBooks would be launched at WWDC, but it is the first time he has explicitly confirmed that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be revealed during the conference. The WWDC keynote, which will kick off on June 5, will mark the official announcement of this much-anticipated laptop from Apple.
Rumors of a 15-inch MacBook Air first surfaced in early 2021, and it is believed that the production of display panels for the laptop has been ramped up in recent months as the launch approaches. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that the initial 15-inch model will be powered by the standard M2 chip with multiple GPU configurations, much like the 13-inch MacBook Air.
While there have been no rumors of major design changes, some industry experts have speculated that the larger size may allow for additional ports or features. However, this remains to be seen until the official announcement from Apple.
The 13-inch MacBook Air, which was announced at WWDC last year, already features a number of noteworthy updates, including a notch in the display, a 1080p camera, and a MagSafe 3 charging port. It also boasts two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a scissor switch Magic Keyboard with a Touch ID button, and a Force Touch trackpad. Customers can choose from four different color options: Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray, and Silver.