Apple has finally introduced the 15-inch MacBook Air to the delight of it’s customers. This is the largest MacBook Air you can buy when release day comes around! At a time when the MacBook brand is struggling for sales, could this new, 15-inch MacBook Air be enough to help change Apple’s fortunes?
Admittedly, it might seem strange that a slight increase in screen size would cause such a strong reaction but there’s good reason for it. We selected the MacBook Air M2 as one of the best MacBook laptops you can buy right now in its 13.6-inch variant. A huge factor in this wasn’t just its incredible performance, but the fact that Apple was able to launch it at such an affordable price point.
For some, the current MacBook Air is still just a bit too small and they’re happy to sacrifice a little bit of the portability in favor of a more real estate in their display. The stronger the rumors get about the 15-inch MacBook Air, the more demand seems to build for it.
Apple 15-inch MacBook Air M2 release date
The 15-inch MacBook Air will release on Tuesday, 13 June following the official announcement at WWDC 2023. Pre-orders are already live.
It’s no surprise that the new 15-inch MacBook Air variant is going to be available just over a week from it’s announcement given that there’s no new major tech involved in this release.
While the new macOS, Sonoma, is also on the way, this new MacBook Air is just a 15.5-inch variant on the existing technology.
15-inch MacBook Air M2 price
The 15-inch MacBook Air will cost $1,299 (£1,399) for the base model with 8 GB of Unified Memory and a 256 GB SSD. A 512 GB model is also available to order for $1,499 (£1,599).
This a very fair price given the lack of innovation but expected demand for a larger MacBook Air product. Seeing the price of the MacBook Air M2 drop marginally to accommodate the 15-inch model entering the market is also an added bonus.
We didn’t expect a drop of the existing price on the 13.6-inch MacBook Air M2 but instead the 15-inch variant has launched at a a price that made it hard to maintain the 13-inch models competitive nature on price. We’re still yet to see any movement on the MacBook Air M1.
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