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Apple May Launch New 15-inch MacBook With M2, M2 Pro Options in 2023, Analyst Predicts

Apple revealed its new M2 chip at WWDC last week.

MacBook Pro with lid open
Apple replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 16-inch version in 2019.
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Apple could release a 15-inch MacBook in the second quarter of 2023, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet Wednesday. 

According to Kuo's prediction, the new MacBook could come in two CPU options: the M2 chip, which Apple announced at WWDC earlier in June, and the M2 Pro chip, which would succeed the M1 Pro. Kuo also said that despite an earlier report, he hadn't heard of plans for Apple bringing back the 12-inch MacBook.

The reported 2023 15-inch MacBook would be Apple's first MacBook of that size in a non-Pro model. Apple discontinued the 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2019, replacing it with a 16-inch version.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Apple is planning to release a 15-inch MacBook Air as early as spring 2023. But Kuo said in March that the new MacBook might not be called a MacBook Air. Ross Young, another analyst with a strong record of accuracy, said the 15-inch display would actually measure 15.2 inches.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.