June 6, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Apple unveils all-unusual MacBook Air, supercharged by the unusual M2 chip

MacBook Air features a brand unusual, strikingly thin develop in four glowing finishes, increased 13.6-inch Liquid Retina demonstrate, 1080p HD camera, MagSafe charging, and extra

M2 also involves the 13-inch MacBook Authentic with 24GB of immediate unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and up to 20 hours of battery life

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple this day introduced a wholly redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Authentic, both powered by the unusual M2 chip — which takes the step forward efficiency and capabilities of M1 even additional. MacBook Air takes everything customers devour about the field’s only-selling computer to the following level. With an all-unusual, strikingly thin develop and even extra efficiency, MacBook Air also features a increased 13.6-inch Liquid Retina demonstrate, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, four-speaker sound system, up to 18 hours of battery life,1 and MagSafe charging. It is far now accessible in four finishes — silver, status grey, hour of darkness, and starlight. M2 also involves the 13-inch MacBook Authentic, the field’s second only-selling computer — delivering incredible efficiency, up to 24GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and up to 20 hours of battery life,2 all in a compact develop. The unusual MacBook Air and updated 13-inch MacBook Authentic join the even extra extremely efficient 14- and 16-inch MacBook Authentic with M1 Authentic and M1 Max to spherical out the strongest lineup of Mac notebooks ever provided. Both laptops might be accessible next month.

“We’re so exasperated to bring our unusual M2 chip to the field’s two most trendy laptops — the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Authentic,” stated Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Fully redesigned around M2, MacBook Air is thinner, lighter, and faster with a bigger demonstrate, greater camera, and all-day battery life, in four glowing finishes. Fully with Apple silicon can you originate this form of thin and light pocket e book with a fanless develop, and this combination of efficiency and capabilities. M2 also involves the 13-inch MacBook Authentic, featuring incredible efficiency, ProRes acceleration, up to 24GB of memory, and up to 20 hours of battery life — making our most transportable genuine pocket e book even greater.”

M2 Supercharges Apple’s Most Standard Systems

M2 begins the second generation of Apple’s M-collection chips and extends the outstanding features of M1. With industry-leading energy efficiency, a unified memory structure, and customized technologies, this unusual chip brings even extra efficiency and capabilities to Apple’s most trendy Mac notebooks — the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Authentic. M2 features a next-generation 8-core CPU with advancements in both efficiency and efficiency cores, along with Apple’s next-generation GPU, which now has up to 10 cores — two extra than M1. M2 delivers 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth and helps up to 24GB of immediate unified memory, so it is miles going to deal with even increased and extra complicated workloads with ease. Designed to dramatically velocity up video workflows, M2 also provides a next-generation media engine and a extremely efficient ProRes video engine for hardware-accelerated encode and decode, so systems with M2 might be ready to play help extra streams of 4K and 8K video than sooner than.

All-New MacBook Air, Fully Redesigned Spherical M2

Constructed from the ground up around M2, MacBook Air has a wholly unusual develop that is remarkably thin from every attitude. It measures accurate 11.3 mm thin and is solely 2.7 pounds, and features a durable, all-aluminum unibody enclosure that feels incredibly stable and is constructed to ultimate. This thin and light develop integrates its parts so efficiently that it results in an astonishing 20 p.c discount in quantity. With the energy efficiency of M2, the complete capabilities of MacBook Air are constructed into a quiet, fanless develop. In addition to silver and status grey, MacBook Air is now accessible in two unusual finishes — hour of darkness and starlight.

MagSafe returns to MacBook Air, giving customers a dedicated charging port that is easy to join, whereas protecting MacBook Air when it is plugged in by rapidly releasing if the charging cable is accidentally pulled. MacBook Air also features two Thunderbolt ports for connecting a diversity of accessories, and a 3.5 mm audio jack with toughen for excessive-impedance headphones. Moreover, the Magic Keyboard features a plump-top feature row with Touch ID, and a huge, industry-leading Pressure Touch trackpad.

New 13.6-inch Liquid Retina Explain

The unusual MacBook Air features a out of the ordinary 13.6-inch Liquid Retina demonstrate, which has been expanded nearer to the perimeters and up around the camera to fabricate room for the menu bar. The consequence’s a increased demonstrate with noteworthy thinner borders, giving customers extra conceal accurate estate to glimpse their recount material in intelligent element. At 500 nits of brightness, it is miles in total 25 p.c brighter than sooner than. In addition, the unusual demonstrate now helps 1 billion colors, so photos and flicks scrutinize incredibly vibrant.

1080p FaceTime HD Digital camera and Four-Speaker Sound System

MacBook Air includes a brand unusual 1080p FaceTime HD camera with a increased image sensor and extra efficient pixels that order twice the determination and low-light efficiency of the earlier generation. Combined with the processing energy of the evolved image signal processor on M2, customers will scrutinize great on video calls.

MacBook Air also features a four-speaker sound system. To fit inside this form of thin develop, the audio system and mics are entirely integrated between the keyboard and demonstrate — all whereas delivering an even greater audio journey. A three-mic array captures natty audio using evolved beamforming algorithms, whereas the audio system obtain improved stereo separation and vocal readability. MacBook Air also helps immersive Spatial Audio for song and flicks with Dolby Atmos.

Even More Performance in MacBook Air

M2 takes the efficiency of MacBook Air even additional.

For intensive workloads like editing complicated timelines in Final Minimize Authentic, efficiency is quite 40 p.c faster than the earlier generation,3 and up to 15x faster for customers that haven’t upgraded to Apple silicon.4

Applying filters and effects in apps like Adobe Photoshop is up to 20 p.c faster than sooner than,5 and up to 5x faster for customers that haven’t but upgraded to Apple silicon.6

And even with a increased demonstrate and increased efficiency, MacBook Air delivers the same great, all-day battery life as sooner than, with up to 18 hours of video playback.New Charging Alternate ideas

MacBook Air affords a option of charging ideas, including an all-unusual 35W compact energy adapter with two USB-C ports, so customers can stamp two devices at as soon as. And for the first time, MacBook Air helps immediate stamp for charging up to 50 p.c in accurate 30 minutes with an now not obligatory 67W USB-C energy adapter.7

13-inch MacBook Authentic with M2

Customers devour the efficiency the 13-inch MacBook Authentic delivers in its compact develop. Now with M2, Apple’s most transportable genuine pocket e book will get even extra capabilities in the same great originate element.

With a faster 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, working with RAW images in apps like Affinity Photo is quite 40 p.c faster than the earlier generation,8 and up to 3.4x faster for customers who are upgrading from a model without Apple silicon.9

Playing graphics-intensive video games like Baldur’s Gate 3 can also be nearly 40 p.c faster than the earlier 13-inch MacBook Authentic,10 and up to 3.3x faster for customers upgrading from a model without Apple silicon.11

With an brisk cooling system, the 13-inch MacBook Authentic is designed to sustain its genuine efficiency.

Thanks to M2, the 13-inch MacBook Authentic also helps up to 24GB of unified memory — along with 50 p.c extra memory bandwidth — making multitasking and working with neat resources great fluid.

With toughen for ProRes encode and decode in the media engine of M2, customers can play help up to 11 streams of 4K and up to 2 streams of 8K ProRes video.12 And they can convert their video initiatives to ProRes nearly 3x faster than sooner than.13

The 13-inch MacBook Authentic delivers out of the ordinary battery life with up to 20 hours of video playback.macOS Monterey

With macOS Monterey and Apple silicon, MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Authentic order even extra efficiency and productiveness for customers. Continuity instruments like Standard Support watch over fabricate it easy for customers to work without issues all over Mac and iPad, whereas AirPlay to Mac permits customers to play accurate about anything from their iPhone or iPad upright to their Mac’s stunning Retina demonstrate. FaceTime includes audio and video features, including Portrait mode and Spatial Audio that fabricate calls undoubtedly feel extra natural and practical, whereas SharePlay permits Mac customers to hold shared experiences by FaceTime.14 Are living Text and Visible Sight Up use intelligence to surface functional information, Safari includes extremely efficient tab organization with Tab Groups, and Shortcuts brings the ease of automation to the Mac.

macOS Ventura, coming this tumble, will also win plump attend of M2, delivering unusual features including Stage Manager, and extremely efficient unusual capabilities with Continuity Digital camera and Handoff coming to FaceTime. macOS Ventura also includes noteworthy updates to Safari, Mail, Messages, Spotlight, and extra.

Better for the Setting

Both the unusual MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Authentic minimize their influence on the atmosphere, now using 100 p.c recycled uncommon earth parts in the enclosure magnets. MacBook Air uses 100 p.c recycled aluminum in its enclosure and is the first Apple product to use licensed recycled metal. Both merchandise meet Apple’s excessive standards for energy efficiency, are free of a huge option of execrable substances, and use wooden fiber in the packaging that comes from responsibly managed forests. At the unusual time, Apple is carbon impartial for world corporate operations, and by 2030, plans to hold fetch-zero climate influence all over your entire business, which includes manufacturing present chains and all product life cycles. This strategy that every Mac Apple creates, from develop to manufacturing, might be 100 p.c carbon impartial.

Pricing and Availability

The all-unusual MacBook Air and updated 13-inch MacBook Authentic might be accessible on apple.com/retailer and in the Apple Retailer app. They can begin arriving to customers, and might be in pick out Apple Retailer locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, next month.

MacBook Air with M2 begins at $1,199 (US) and $1,099 (US) for education. Further technical specifications might be found at apple.com/macbook-air-m2.

The 13-inch MacBook Authentic with M2 begins at $1,299 (US) and $1,199 (US) for education. Further technical specifications might be found at apple.com/macbook-genuine-13.

Further technical specifications and essential points on Apple accessories — including the 30W USB-C Vitality Adapter for $39 (US), 35W Twin USB-C Port Compact Vitality Adapter for $59 (US), 35W Twin USB-C Port Vitality Adapter for $59 (US) compatible with the World Chase Adapter Equipment for $29 (US), and the 67W USB-C Vitality Adapter for $59 (US) — might be found at apple.com/mac. The 35W Twin USB-C Port Compact Vitality Adapter is obtainable to customers in Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US.

Every buyer who buys a Mac from Apple can indulge in a free Online Non-public Session with an Apple Specialist, regain their product place up in pick out shops including attend with data switch, and receive steering on how one can fabricate their unusual Mac work the manner they need.

With Apple Exchange In, customers can trade in their latest computer and regain credit in direction of a brand unusual Mac. Customers can consult with apple.com/store/trade-in to sight what their tool is price.

AppleCare+ for Mac provides skilled technical toughen and additional hardware protection from Apple, including up to 2 incidents of accidental injury protection every 12 months, every discipline to a price.About Apple

Apple revolutionized private technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. At the unusual time, Apple leads the field in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s 5 instrument platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — present seamless experiences all over all Apple devices and empower of us with step forward services including the App Retailer, Apple Song, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s extra than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the one merchandise on earth, and to leaving the field greater than we stumbled on it.

Battery life depends on tool settings, utilization, and diverse factors. Genuine results can also differ.

Battery life depends on tool settings, utilization, and diverse factors. Genuine results can also differ.

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