Apple’s supply chain started production of display panels for a new 15.5-inch MacBook Air this month, says display industry analyst Ross Young. Young has an above-average record when it comes to predictions about Apple products.
In a tweet to his subscribers on Monday, Young said he expects the new MacBook Air to launch in “early April” as display production is now underway. It is possible that an announcement and pre-orders could come sooner.
A 15.5-inch display size option would be the largest available screen ever for the MacBook Air and would likely be offered alongside the existing 13-inch model. The current 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip was released in July 2022.
Young did not indicate whether the new MacBook Air would be equipped with the M2 chip or the next-generation 3nm-based M3 chip.
Apple is also rumored to be readying an update of the MacBook Air with the M3 chip later this year, meaning there would only be around six to eight months between these refreshes if Apple does release a new 15.5-inch model.