Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely gearing up for new MacBooks, according to research shared by investment firm Morgan Stanley.
In a research note available on Friday MacRumors, Morgan Stanley analyst Eric Woodring said Quanta Computer is guiding for high-single-digit percentage growth in notebook shipments in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the first quarter. Woodring believes this growth is partly driven by the new MacBooks.
In his newsletter last month Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said Apple will unveil the long-rumored 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC next month:
As part of watchOS 10, the company plans to bring back widgets and make them a central part of the interface. This new strategy will debut at WWDC in June, along with the introduction of iOS 17, macOS 14, the 15-inch MacBook Air, and of course, the long-awaited mixed reality headset.
According to Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the first-generation 15-inch MacBook Air will be powered by the M2 chip. No external design changes are rumored for the laptop, other than a larger display size.
The latest 13-inch MacBook Air debuted at WWDC last year and features an M2 chip, a 1080p camera, a MagSafe 3 charging port, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, and Force Touch. track pad. Pricing starts at $1,199 and color options include Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray and Silver.
The new 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models with the M3 chip are not expected until later this year or next year, while the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBooks are not expected until next month. -inch MacBook Pro was updated with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips just three months ago.
WWDC starts on June 5th with Apple’s keynote and runs until June 9th.