New MacBooks are expected to be announced at WWDC in June

According to a new report, Apple is planning to launch several new laptops alongside iOS17 at WWDC

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Will Apple launch its latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models at WWDC this June? According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple is working on three new versions of its best laptops: a 15-inch MacBook Air, a 13-inch MacBook Air and a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the plan is to launch at least some of those models at the annual developer conference.

Gurman doesn't have specifications for any of these devices just yet, but says in his newsletter that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be launching in advance of the M3 processor being ready so it will "probably" have a chip "in line with" the M2.

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If Gurman is correct and the 15-inch MacBook Air is indeed an M2 machine, it's unclear what updates Apple could be making to the other two laptops – both of which currently run M2 processors already. It's possible that Apple has a more advanced M2 in mind for the smaller computers, but with the M3 just months away that seems pretty unlikely to me.

One possibility is that Apple will only launch one of the three laptops, the 15-inch Air, and either announce rather than launch the M3 versions of the two 13-inchers or just keep schtum about them until they're ready.

Gurman has some other predictions for Apple: while Apple is apparently focused on the new MacBook(s) along with iOS and watchOS for WWDC, "there are also two Mac Studio follow-ups planned". That's it in terms of detail – Gurman says even the timing is unclear right now – but as the Studio is still relatively new and remains the most powerful Mac you can buy, a new version probably isn't at the top of Apple's to-do list. Don't expect to see a new Studio this year.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series; her memoir, Carrie Kills A Man, was shortlisted for the British Book Awards. When she’s not scribbling, Carrie is the singer in Glaswegian rock band Unquiet Mind (unquietmindmusic).