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Apple's upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air model will be configurable with two variants of the M2 chip, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a tweet shared earlier today, Kuo said that he expects the new MacBook Air to be available with two M2 chip options that have different numbers of cores like the existing 13-inch model. The news comes as a revision of Kuo's previous forecast, which predicted that the 15-inch MacBook Pro could be configurable with either the M2 or M2 Pro chip.

The 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip that Apple launched last year is available in 8- and 10-core GPU variants, and the M1 model from 2020 was available in 7- and 8-core GPU options. The 15-inch MacBook Air is therefore likely to mirror the 13-inch model in terms of chip specifications.

Kuo also affirmed that the new model will explicitly be branded as a 15-inch MacBook Air, rather than a new product line. He expects the device to reach five to six million unit shipments in 2023. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently reported that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be announced at WWDC in June.

Article Link: Kuo: 15-Inch MacBook Air to Offer Two M2 Chip Options, No M2 Pro Configuration
 
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bluecoast

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I don't know why everyone is complaining about this not being an M3 computer. Last I looked M2, was pretty amazing.

If you need performance, you need a MPB.

This is for people who want a think and light flexible notebook (with very good battery life), but who'd like a slightly bigger screen (maybe they're doing creative work...

...Or maybe they're just getting old with worsening eyesight << me, sadly 😭.
 

compwiz1202

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I don't know why everyone is complaining about this not being an M3 computer. Last I looked M2, was pretty amazing.

If you need performance, you need a MPB.

This is for people who want a think and light flexible notebook (with very good battery life), but who'd like a slightly bigger screen (maybe they're doing creative work...

...Or maybe they're just getting old with worsening eyesight << me, sadly 😭.
Yes I am also the latter, but another facet is price price price. Want a reasonably priced larger screen and not something locked behind unneeded specs and $2-$3k or worse pricing
 

Sorazim

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How dare they try to profit from materials they have produced instead of just throwing them away!
Not saying its not a smart move, the problem is the M3 is a few months away from the 15 M2 MBA, which will make people either mad that they got an "outdated" device or will make them wait, so those M2 chips will still not sell
instead, they could just decrease the prices for the 8gb or make 16GB standard for the base price, that would be a better way of increasing sales for the M2
 

k1121j

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I don't know why everyone is complaining about this not being an M3 computer. Last I looked M2, was pretty amazing.

If you need performance, you need a MPB.

This is for people who want a think and light flexible notebook (with very good battery life), but who'd like a slightly bigger screen (maybe they're doing creative work...

...Or maybe they're just getting old with worsening eyesight << me, sadly 😭.

or people that just want a 15" screen not a 14 or 16 #Me current MBP owner happy to switch because th e current does not offer 15"
 

ninethirty

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Not saying its not a smart move, the problem is the M3 is a few months away from the 15 M2 MBA, which will make people either mad that they got an "outdated" device or will make them wait, so those M2 chips will still not sell
instead, they could just decrease the prices for the 8gb or make 16GB standard for the base price, that would be a better way of increasing sales for the M2

They'll sell just fine. M2 is perfectly capable of powering an air, and isn't going to give anyone headaches with regards to performance.
 
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