We gathered the MacBook Air M2 release date, features, and more. Apple’s WWDC isn’t exactly an event known for its large number of hardware announcements, but nevertheless, a new MacBook Air was introduced during the keynote. The 2022 version has been built around the more powerful M2 processor, and it looks closer to the 14-inch MacBook Pro than previous versions with a steeper profile.
The MagSafe charger, two Thunderbolt USB 4 ports, and a headphone jack are all included. It’s 11mm thick and weighs around 2.7 pounds. It will be available in silver, space grey, and new “starlight” gold and “midnight” blue hues. The MagSafe cable is a braided version that matches the colorway of each model.
MacBook Air M2 release date, features, and more
Starting at $1,199 in July, the MacBook Air will be available. Apple hasn’t taken orders yet, but the product page is live. The M2, an eight-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage are the entry-level components. The $1,499 model offers a 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage if you want more power, storage, and RAM. The M1-based Air can handle up to 24GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. The $999 M1-based Air will remain available.
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The 2022 MacBook Air has a larger 2560×1664 13.6-inch display with smaller bezels around it, according to Apple. It offers 500 nits of peak brightness, according to Apple. Given the performance improvements claimed by Apple, the M2 is incredibly quiet and fan-less. Apple claims that the new iPad is 40% faster than the previous model, although this performance boost appears to vary based on the app.
This MacBook Air has a 1080p FaceTime HD camera and new mics and speakers that support Dolby Atmos, in addition to some of the minor features. Like the previous model, the new 2022 MacBook Air features Touch ID on the keyboard.
How much does the new MacBook Air price?
A 30W charger comes standard with the starting new MacBook Air model, but a new $59 67W power adapter allows it to charge rapidly. The step-up $1,499 arrangement includes a 35W dual-port USB-C power adapter instead. It is nevertheless offering this adaptor separately for $59.
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is also receiving the M2 update, making it the newest incarnation of Apple’s laptop line. So, for those of you who like using Touch Bar to navigate your function row, here’s some good news: you can enjoy the best performance with an unusual method to control it. Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro will be priced at $1,299 when it launches.