Apple announces new MacBook Air with M2 Chip, Notch, MagSafe, new colors, and more

Apple has announced the next-generation MacBook Air with the all-new M2 chip, a redesigned unibody enclosure, a brighter display with a notch, new color options like Starlight and Midnight, MagSafe charging, a 1080p camera, and more.

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This was disclosed at the
ongoing 2022 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2022) which began on Monday, June 6, 2022.

The new MacBook Air looks similar to the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The notebook features a slightly larger 13.6-inch display with up to 500 nits of brightness, a fanless design, a MagSafe connector and two Thunderbolt ports on the left side, a headphone jack with support for high-impedance headphones, four speakers, three microphones, and more. The notebook is 11.3mm thick and weighs 2.7 pounds.

With an M2 chip, the new MacBook Air is available with an 8-core GPU and up to a 10-core GPU. The notebook can be configured with up to 2TB of SSD storage, along with up to 24GB of unified memory. Apple says the new MacBook Air achieves up to 18 hours of battery life.

The new MacBook Air is equipped with a Magic Keyboard that includes full-size function keys and a Touch ID button for fingerprint authentication.

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The new MacBook Air will be available next month, but no specific date was provided during Apple’s keynote.

Also, iOS 16 was launched at the event. It features a new lockscreen with more customization features and personalization options. An editor allows users to swipe left and right to try different color filters, fonts, and more. Any element can be tweaked, with at least six different font options and a wide variety of colors.

Users will be able to add widgets straight to lockscreen, as well as create multiple lock screens that can be swapped at any time or paired with certain Focus and many more.

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