Apple has released a new version of the MacBook Air in its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The announcement comes after many months of speculation, finally putting an end to a never-ending round of rumors that a new lightweight laptop was in development in Apple’s secret labs.
The laptop comes with a whole new set of features. It is powered by chip M2the first of a new generation of Apple silicon chips that Apple says is much faster than its M1 predecessor.
The chassis was completely redesigned, with a much flatter design than the familiar wedge shape, which is absent for the first time in the device’s history. Apple says it reduced the volume by 20% from the previous MacBook Air.
Before the event, the new MacBook Air was expected to come in a similar color range as the 24-inch iMac.
MagSafe has returned, and there are two Thunderbolt ports. The headphone jack is also present.
You’ll get up to 18 hours of video playback, with fast-charging capabilities for the first time. It also has the same quiet, fanless operation as the MacBook Air M1.
Elsewhere, Apple drastically slimmed down the MacBook Air’s bezels, leaving it with a “notch” cutout for the new 1080p webcam and a larger 13.6-inch screen. It seems that the notch is now something of a trademark for Apple, as every current laptop sold by the company now comes with this eye-catching (and divisive) visual touch. The screen also hits 500 nits, making it brighter than before.