Apple tests new 15-Inch MacBook Air with high-resolution screen and powerful chip

Apple fans have been eagerly awaiting the next generation of MacBook Air, and a new report from Bloomberg suggests that the wait may soon be over. According to the report, Apple is ramping up testing of the highly anticipated 15-inch MacBook Air, which will feature a screen resolution that’s the same as the 13-inch MacBook Air and Apple Silicon performance that is “on par with M2 Macs.”

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Bloomberg leaks developer logs of Apple’s rumored 15-inch MacBook Air

The report is based on leaked developer logs, which reveal that Apple has started testing the new 15-inch MacBook Air with third-party apps from the App Store to validate their compatibility. The machine being tested has an eight-core processor with four high-performance cores and four efficiency cores, and the performance is said to be on par with the current M2 chip.

It’s still not clear whether the chip being tested is the M2 or a new M3 chip, but Apple is expected to use a new 3nm fabrication process for at least some of the M3 chip variants. This will lead to a notable improvement in performance and efficiency, and it’s possible that Apple could bifurcate the M3 lineup by using a 5 nm process for the M3 and a 3 nm process for the M3 Pro, M3 Max, and M3 Ultra.

In addition to the 15-inch MacBook Air, the report also indicates that Apple is working on new versions of the 13-inch MacBook Air, the 24-inch iMac, and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple is reportedly planning an update to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros for the first half of 2024. The first Mac Pro with Apple Silicon is also still in the works, but the project has faced delays and specification changes.

For MacBook Air enthusiasts, the news of the 15-inch model’s imminent release is sure to be welcome. The MacBook Air is one of Apple’s most popular products, thanks to its lightweight design, long battery life, and impressive performance. The new 15-inch model is expected to build on these strengths, with a high-resolution screen and powerful Apple Silicon performance.

Overall, the future looks bright for Apple’s MacBook lineup, with a range of new models in the works and significant improvements in performance and efficiency expected thanks to the company’s use of cutting-edge chip technology. As always, Apple fans will be eagerly awaiting the latest news and updates on these exciting developments.

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