Respected display analyst Ross Young stated in a tweet that was distributed to subscribers today that panel production on the larger-screened 15-inch MacBook Air began in February and increased in March, with another ramp up planned for April. Young previously suggested that the 15-inch MacBook Air could launch in April, but his estimated launch timeline may be a little too early. Young stated that he does not know the “precise launch timing” but assumes that it could happen in “late April/early May.” It appears that Apple will not hold a spring event, and it is unlikely that the company will issue a press release to announce a new MacBook Air model.
The 15-inch MacBook Air might make the most sense for Apple to introduce it at the Worldwide Developers Keynote on June 5 and launch it shortly thereafter in June, given that WWDC is less than two months away.
The 15-inch MacBook Air is expected to be designed in the same way as the current M2 model, which may also get a facelift with the new 15-inch model. It is unknown which chip the MacBook Air will use, but if it is ready for release by WWDC, it could use the M3 chip series or the M2 and M2 Pro chips of the current generation.