June 6, 2022
Apple reveals brand new MacBook Air, turbo charged by the brand-new M2 chip
MacBook Air includes a brand-new, noticeably thin style in 4 lovely surfaces, bigger 13.6- inch Liquid Retina display screen, 1080 p HD electronic camera, MagSafe charging, and more
M2 likewise concerns the 13- inch MacBook Pro with 24 GB of quick combined memory, ProRes velocity, and approximately 20 hours of battery life
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today presented a totally upgraded MacBook Air and an upgraded 13- inch MacBook Pro, both powered by the brand-new M2 chip– which takes the advancement efficiency and abilities of M1 even further. MacBook Air takes whatever users enjoy about the world’s very popular laptop computer to the next level. With a brand new, noticeably thin style and much more efficiency, MacBook Air likewise includes a bigger 13.6- inch Liquid Retina screen, a 1080 p FaceTime HD video camera, four-speaker stereo, as much as 18 hours of battery life,1 and MagSafe charging. It is now offered in 4 surfaces– silver, area gray, midnight, and starlight. M2 likewise pertains to the 13- inch MacBook Pro, the world’s 2nd very popular laptop computer– providing unbelievable efficiency, as much as 24 GB of combined memory, ProRes velocity, and as much as 20 hours of battery life,2 all in a compact style. The brand-new MacBook Air and upgraded 13- inch MacBook Pro sign up with the a lot more effective 14- and 16- inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max to complete the greatest lineup of Mac note pads ever used. Both laptop computers will be readily available next month.
” We’re so thrilled to bring our brand-new M2 chip to the world’s 2 most popular laptop computers– the MacBook Air and 13- inch MacBook Pro,” stated Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Completely revamped around M2, MacBook Air is thinner, lighter, and quicker with a larger display screen, much better cam, and all-day battery life, in 4 gorgeous surfaces. Just with Apple silicon can you construct such a thin and light note pad with a fanless style, and this mix of efficiency and abilities. M2 likewise concerns the 13- inch MacBook Pro, including unbelievable efficiency, ProRes velocity, approximately 24 GB of memory, and approximately 20 hours of battery life– making our most portable professional note pad even much better.”
M2 Supercharges Apple’s Most Popular Systems
M2 begins the 2nd generation of Apple’s M-series chips and extends the amazing functions of M1. With industry-leading power performance, a merged memory architecture, and custom-made innovations, this brand-new chip brings much more efficiency and abilities to Apple’s most popular Mac note pads– the MacBook Air and the 13- inch MacBook Pro. M2 includes a next-generation 8-core CPU with developments in both efficiency and performance cores, in addition to Apple’s next-generation GPU, which now has up to 10 cores– 2 more than M1. M2 provides 100 GB/s of combined memory bandwidth and supports approximately 24 GB of quick combined memory, so it can deal with even bigger and more complicated work with ease. Created to considerably accelerate video workflows, M2 likewise includes a next-generation media engine and an effective ProRes video engine for hardware-accelerated encode and translate, so systems with M2 will have the ability to repeat more streams of 4K and 8K video than in the past.
All-New MacBook Air, Completely Redesigned Around M2
Built from the ground up around M2, MacBook Air has a totally brand-new style that is incredibly thin from every angle. It determines simply 11.3 mm thin and is just 2.7 pounds, and includes a resilient, all-aluminum unibody enclosure that feels exceptionally strong and is constructed to last. This thin and light style incorporates its elements so effectively that it leads to an amazing 20 percent decrease in volume. With the power effectiveness of M2, all of the abilities of MacBook Air are developed into a quiet, fanless style. In addition to silver and area gray, MacBook Air is now readily available in 2 brand-new surfaces– midnight and starlight.
MagSafe go back to MacBook Air, providing users a devoted charging port that is simple to link, while securing MacBook Air when it is plugged in by rapidly launching if the charging cable television is mistakenly pulled. MacBook Air likewise includes 2 Thunderbolt ports for linking a range of devices, and a 3.5 mm audio jack with assistance for high-impedance earphones. In addition, the Magic Keyboard includes a full-height function row with Touch ID, and a roomy, industry-leading Force Touch trackpad.
New 13.6- inch Liquid Retina Display
The brand-new MacBook Air includes a beautiful 13.6- inch Liquid Retina screen, which has actually been broadened closer to the sides and up around the video camera to include the menu bar. The outcome is a bigger display screen with much thinner borders, offering users more screen property to see their material in fantastic information. At 500 nits of brightness, it is likewise 25 percent brighter than previously. In addition, the brand-new screen now supports 1 billion colors, so images and motion pictures look extremely dynamic.
1080 p FaceTime HD Camera and Four-Speaker Sound System
MacBook Air consists of a brand-new 1080 p FaceTime HD electronic camera with a bigger image sensing unit and more effective pixels that provide two times the resolution and low-light efficiency of the previous generation. Integrated with the processing power of the sophisticated image signal processor on M2, users will look fantastic on video calls.
MacBook Air likewise includes a four-speaker stereo. To fit inside such a thin style, the speakers and mics are totally incorporated in between the keyboard and screen– all while providing an even much better audio experience. A three-mic range records tidy audio utilizing sophisticated beamforming algorithms, while the speakers produce enhanced stereo separation and singing clearness. MacBook Air likewise supports immersive Spatial Audio for music and films with Dolby Atmos.
Even More Performance in MacBook Air
M2 takes the efficiency of MacBook Air even further.
For extensive work like modifying complex timelines in Final Cut Pro, efficiency is almost 40 percent much faster than the previous generation,3 and as much as 15 x much faster for consumers that have not updated to Apple silicon.4
Applying filters and impacts in apps like Adobe Photoshop depends on 20 percent much faster than prior to,5 and approximately 5x much faster for clients that have not yet updated to Apple silicon.6
And even with a bigger screen and increased efficiency, MacBook Air provides the exact same excellent, all-day battery life as previously, with approximately 18 hours of video playback.New Charging Options
MacBook Air uses a variety of charging choices, consisting of a brand new 35 W compact power adapter with 2 USB-C ports, so users can charge 2 gadgets at the same time. And for the very first time, MacBook Air supports quick charge for charging up to 50 percent in simply 30 minutes with an optional 67 W USB-C power adapter.7
13- inch MacBook Pro with M2
Users like the efficiency the 13- inch MacBook Pro provides in its compact style. Now with M2, Apple’s a lot of portable professional note pad gets back at more abilities in the exact same excellent kind element.
With a much faster 8-core CPU and 10- core GPU, dealing with RAW images in apps like Affinity Photo is almost 40 percent quicker than the previous generation,8 and approximately 3.4 x faster for users who are updating from a design without Apple silicon.9
Playing graphics-intensive video games like Baldur’s Gate 3 is likewise almost 40 percent much faster than the previous 13- inch MacBook Pro,10 and approximately 3.3 x faster for consumers updating from a design without Apple silicon.11
With an active cooling system, the 13- inch MacBook Pro is created to sustain its professional efficiency.
Thanks to M2, the 13- inch MacBook Pro likewise supports as much as 24 GB of combined memory– in addition to 50 percent more memory bandwidth– making multitasking and dealing with big properties extremely fluid.
With assistance for ProRes encode and translate in the media engine of M2, users can repeat as much as 11 streams of 4K and as much as 2 streams of 8K ProRes video.12 And they can transform their video jobs to ProRes almost 3x much faster than previously.13
The 13- inch MacBook Pro provides sensational battery life with approximately 20 hours of video playback.macOS Monterey
With macOS Monterey and Apple silicon, MacBook Air and the 13- inch MacBook Pro provide a lot more efficiency and performance for users. Connection tools like Universal Control make it simple for users to work easily throughout Mac and iPad, while AirPlay to Mac allows users to play almost anything from their iPhone or iPad right to their Mac’s spectacular Retina screen. FaceTime consists of audio and video functions, consisting of Portrait mode and Spatial Audio that make calls feel more natural and realistic, while SharePlay makes it possible for Mac users to have actually shared experiences through FaceTime.14 Live Text and Visual Look Up usage intelligence to surface area beneficial details, Safari consists of effective tab company with Tab Groups, and Shortcuts brings the ease of automation to the Mac.
macOS Ventura, coming this fall, will likewise make the most of M2, providing brand-new functions consisting of Stage Manager, and effective brand-new abilities with Continuity Camera and Handoff pertaining to FaceTime. macOS Ventura likewise consists of huge updates to Safari, Mail, Messages, Spotlight, and more.
Better for the Environment
Both the brand-new MacBook Air and 13- inch MacBook Pro reduce their influence on the environment, now utilizing 100 percent recycled uncommon earth aspects in the enclosure magnets. MacBook Air utilizes 100 percent recycled aluminum in its enclosure and is the very first Apple item to utilize licensed recycled steel. Both items satisfy Apple’s high requirements for energy effectiveness, are without many damaging compounds, and utilize wood fiber in the product packaging that originates from properly handled forests. Today, Apple is carbon neutral for worldwide business operations, and by 2030, prepares to have net-zero environment effect throughout the whole organization, that includes production supply chains and all item life process. This suggests that every Mac Apple produces, from style to production, will be 100 percent carbon neutral.
Pricing and Availability
The brand new MacBook Air and upgraded 13- inch MacBook Pro will be readily available on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app. They will start getting here to clients, and will remain in choose Apple Store places and Apple Authorized Resellers, next month.
MacBook Air with M2 begins at $1,199(United States) and $1,099(United States) for education. Extra technical specs are readily available at apple.com/macbook-air-m2.
The 13- inch MacBook Pro with M2 begins at $1,299(United States) and $1,199(United States) for education. Extra technical specs are offered at apple.com/macbook-pro-13
Additional technical requirements and information on Apple devices– consisting of the 30 W USB-C Power Adapter for $39(United States), 35 W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter for $59(United States), 35 W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter for $59(United States) suitable with the World Travel Adapter Kit for $29(United States), and the 67 W USB-C Power Adapter for $59(United States)– are readily available at apple.com/mac. The 35 W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter is offered to clients in Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States.
Every client who purchases a Mac from Apple can take pleasure in a complimentary Online Personal Session with an Apple Specialist, get their item established in choose shops consisting of aid with information transfer, and get assistance on how to make their brand-new Mac work the method they desire.
With Apple Trade In, clients can sell their present computer system and get credit towards a brand-new Mac. Clients can go to apple.com/shop/trade-in to see what their gadget deserves.
AppleCare+ for Mac offers professional technical assistance and extra hardware protection from Apple, consisting of approximately 2 occurrences of unintentional damage defense every 12 months, each topic to a fee.About Apple
Apple reinvented individual innovation with the intro of the Macintosh in1984 Today, Apple leads the world in development with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple television. Apple’s 5 software application platforms– iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS– offer smooth experiences throughout all Apple gadgets and empower individuals with advancement services consisting of the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 staff members are committed to making the very best items in the world, and to leaving the world much better than we discovered it.
Battery life depends upon gadget settings, use, and other elements. Real outcomes might differ.
Battery life depends upon gadget settings, use, and other aspects. Real outcomes might differ.
Compared to previous-generation MacBook Air systems with Apple M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Compared to previous-generation 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based MacBook Air systems with Intel UHD Graphics 617, 16 GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD.Compared to previous-generation MacBook Air systems with Apple M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Compared to previous-generation 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based MacBook Air systems with Intel UHD Graphics 617, 16 GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD.Testing carried out by Apple in May 2022 utilizing preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M2, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD. MacBook Air systems evaluated with Apple 67 W USB-C Power Adapter (Model A2518) and USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (Model A2363). Fast-charge screening performed with drained pipes MacBook Air systems. Charge time differs with settings and ecological aspects; real outcomes will vary.Compared to previous-generation 13- inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Compared to previous-generation 1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based 13- inch MacBook Pro systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Compared to previous-generation 13- inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Compared to previous-generation 1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based 13- inch MacBook Pro systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Testing performed by Apple in May 2022 utilizing preproduction 13- inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M2, 8-core CPU, 10- core GPU, and 24 GB of RAM. Last Cut Pro 10.6.2 checked utilizing a one-minute picture-in-picture job with 4 streams of Apple ProRes 422 video at 8192 x4320 resolution and 30 frames per 2nd, in addition to a one-minute picture-in-picture task with 20 streams of Apple ProRes 422 video at 3840 x2160 resolution and 29.97 frames per second. Efficiency tests are carried out utilizing particular computer system systems and show the approximate efficiency of MacBook Pro.Compared to previous-generation 13- inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD.Portrait mode and Spatial Audio need a Mac with Apple silicon.Press Contacts
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June 6, 2022