It seems like Apple is getting its perfect laptop prepared for market. In line with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman on Friday, Apple has ramped up testing on “contemporary Macs with processors on par with the present M2 chip.” Take a look at logs seen by Bloomberg appear to point that Apple is testing what is probably going a 15-inch MacBook Air.
The testing entails validity with third-party App Retailer apps, which Apple performs earlier than a Mac is launched to market. The chip within the examined laptop computer has eight processing cores (cut up with 4 efficiency cores and 4 effectivity cores) and 10 graphics cores, which inserts the profile of Apple’s M2. The laptop computer was additionally examined with 8GB of reminiscence, the usual configuration of the present MacBook Air.
One other key specification Bloomberg found is that the examined laptop computer has a display decision that’s equal to the 14-inch MacBook Professional. Nonetheless, the 15-inch MacBook Air (like the present 13.3-inch MacBook Air) will possible use a Liquid Retina (LED) show that doesn’t provide the sharpness and brightness of the pricier Liquid Retina XDR (mini-LED) shows within the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Professional.
Bloomberg notes that the laptop computer has been examined with macOS 14, the subsequent model of macOS that can be unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. That doesn’t imply the brand new laptop computer can be launched with macOS 14, which received’t ship till the autumn. Apple is at the moment with model 13.3.1 of macOS Ventura with version 13.4 in beta phase.
Contemplating that this testing is going on about six weeks from WWDC, we could possibly be in for a 15-inch MacBook Air unveiling on the convention keynote. The opportunity of a spring launch earlier than WWDC can nonetheless occur however appears much less possible.
Apple can be engaged on an replace to the present MacBook Air, iMac, and the 13-inch MacBook Professional, in addition to an M3 chip that’s created utilizing the 3nm manufacturing course of. Nonetheless, the Bloomberg report doesn’t say that these Macs or the M3 had been embrace within the take a look at logs they noticed.