Apple unveils new redesigned MacBook Air – TechCrunch

Apple surprised WWDC keynote watchers with the release of a new, fully redesigned MacBook Air. The MacBook Air, Apple’s most popular notebook computer, last got a significant physical overhaul in 2018. The new MacBook Air borrows design cues from both Apple’s latest iMac line, as well as the new MacBook Pros that were released in late 2021. It’s also powered by the first second-generation Apple Silicon processor — the M2 system-on-a-chip.

The new MacBook Air features thinner bezels surrounding the display (albeit with a notch) and drops the tapered case found on earlier models in favor of a base with consistent thickness more similar to the ones found on the new 2021 MacBook Pro. Despite the loss of the taper, the 13-inch laptop is thinner (at its thickest point) and lighter than the outgoing version. It’s 2.7 pounds in total, significantly lighter than the 14-inch MacBook Pro. It’s only 11.3 mm thick (0.5 inches), and it now comes in a champagne-ish color as well as a very deep blue called “midnight.”

With the M2 on board, the computer boasts significantly improved performance over the M1 generation, as well as increased power efficiency.

MagSafe is included for charging, like the standard found on the new MacBook Pros, and it’s 25% brighter than the last gen. The display is also slightly bigger overall at 13.6-inches diagonal. The front-facing webcam is a 1080p version, which should be on par with the new one introduced in the MacBook Pro. The speaker system is integrated into the case and offers support for Spatial Audio.

For image editing, Apple says it offers 20% improvement vs. the M1 version, and for video editing, people can expect a 40% bump. Battery life remains very high, rated at 18 hours for video consumption. There’s also a new dual-port USB-C charger available, and the MacBook Air now fast-charges, offering 50% charge from 30 minutes of plug-in time.

The new MacBook Air starts at $1,199 and will be available next month.

Developing…

Read more about WWDC 2022 on TechCrunch

Apple surprised WWDC keynote watchers with the release of a new, fully redesigned MacBook Air. The MacBook Air, Apple’s most popular notebook computer, last got a significant physical overhaul in 2018. The new MacBook Air borrows design cues from both Apple’s latest iMac line, as well as the new MacBook Pros that were released in late 2021. It’s also powered by the first second-generation Apple Silicon processor — the M2 system-on-a-chip.

The new MacBook Air features thinner bezels surrounding the display (albeit with a notch) and drops the tapered case found on earlier models in favor of a base with consistent thickness more similar to the ones found on the new 2021 MacBook Pro. Despite the loss of the taper, the 13-inch laptop is thinner (at its thickest point) and lighter than the outgoing version. It’s 2.7 pounds in total, significantly lighter than the 14-inch MacBook Pro. It’s only 11.3 mm thick (0.5 inches), and it now comes in a champagne-ish color as well as a very deep blue called “midnight.”

With the M2 on board, the computer boasts significantly improved performance over the M1 generation, as well as increased power efficiency.

MagSafe is included for charging, like the standard found on the new MacBook Pros, and it’s 25% brighter than the last gen. The display is also slightly bigger overall at 13.6-inches diagonal. The front-facing webcam is a 1080p version, which should be on par with the new one introduced in the MacBook Pro. The speaker system is integrated into the case and offers support for Spatial Audio.

For image editing, Apple says it offers 20% improvement vs. the M1 version, and for video editing, people can expect a 40% bump. Battery life remains very high, rated at 18 hours for video consumption. There’s also a new dual-port USB-C charger available, and the MacBook Air now fast-charges, offering 50% charge from 30 minutes of plug-in time.

The new MacBook Air starts at $1,199 and will be available next month.

Developing…

Read more about WWDC 2022 on TechCrunch

More from author

Related posts

Advertismentspot_img

Latest posts

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Will Feature Hearing Aid Function, Heart Rate Detection: Report

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is reportedly going to launch with a long list of features like heart rate detection, hearing aid function, and...

Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch to Launch on June 27 With Up to 2 Weeks of Battery Life

Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch range was launched in August last year with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100+ SoC and SpO2 sensor. Now, Fossil is preparing...

Noise Expects to Make Its Revenue Double to Rs. 2,000 Crore in Current Fiscal Year

Wearable and hearable device maker Noise expects to more than double its revenue in the current financial year to Rs. 2,000 crore, a top...
[tdn_block_newsletter_subscribe title_text="Want to stay up to date with the latest news? " description="V2UlMjB3b3VsZCUyMGxvdmUlMjB0byUyMGhlYXIlMjBmcm9tJTIweW91ISUyMFBsZWFzZSUyMGZpbGwlMjBpbiUyMHlvdXIlMjBkZXRhaWxzJTIwYW5kJTIwd2UlMjB3aWxsJTIwc3RheSUyMGluJTIwdG91Y2guJTIwSXQncyUyMHRoYXQlMjBzaW1wbGUh" input_placeholder="Email address" btn_text="Subscribe" tds_newsletter2-image="8" tds_newsletter2-image_bg_color="#c3ecff" tds_newsletter3-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter4-image="9" tds_newsletter4-image_bg_color="#fffbcf" tds_newsletter4-btn_bg_color="#f3b700" tds_newsletter4-check_accent="#f3b700" tds_newsletter5-tdicon="tdc-font-fa tdc-font-fa-envelope-o" tds_newsletter5-btn_bg_color="#000000" tds_newsletter5-btn_bg_color_hover="#4db2ec" tds_newsletter5-check_accent="#000000" tds_newsletter6-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter6-btn_bg_color="#da1414" tds_newsletter6-check_accent="#da1414" tds_newsletter7-image="10" tds_newsletter7-btn_bg_color="#1c69ad" tds_newsletter7-check_accent="#1c69ad" tds_newsletter7-f_title_font_size="20" tds_newsletter7-f_title_font_line_height="28px" tds_newsletter8-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter8-btn_bg_color="#00649e" tds_newsletter8-btn_bg_color_hover="#21709e" tds_newsletter8-check_accent="#00649e" embedded_form_code="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" tds_newsletter="tds_newsletter1" tds_newsletter1-input_bar_display="" tds_newsletter1-input_border_size="0" tds_newsletter1-title_color="#172842" tds_newsletter1-description_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-disclaimer_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-disclaimer2_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-input_text_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-input_placeholder_color="#bcccd6" tds_newsletter1-input_bg_color="#ffffff" tds_newsletter1-input_border_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)" tds_newsletter1-input_border_color_active="rgba(255,255,255,0)" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiI0MiIsImxhbmRzY2FwZSI6IjM2IiwicG9ydHJhaXQiOiIzMCIsInBob25lIjoiMzAifQ==" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_line_height="1.2" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_spacing="-1" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_family="638" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiIxOCIsImxhbmRzY2FwZSI6IjE1IiwicG9ydHJhaXQiOiIxNCIsInBob25lIjoiMTQifQ==" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_line_height="1.6" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_weight="700" content_align_horizontal="content-horiz-center" tdc_css="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" tds_newsletter1-f_disclaimer_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_disclaimer2_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_line_height="3" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiIxNiIsInBvcnRyYWl0IjoiMTQiLCJwaG9uZSI6IjE0In0=" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_transform="uppercase" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_weight="700" tds_newsletter1-btn_bg_color="#e2687e" tds_newsletter1-btn_bg_color_hover="#172842" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_weight="" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_weight="800"]