CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA, June 6 – Apple has unveiled its latest innovation, the 15-inch MacBook Air, positioning it as the world’s best 15-inch laptop. Combining an expansive 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the powerful M2 chip, up to 18 hours of battery life, and a fanless design, the new MacBook Air delivers a perfect blend of power and portability. With an immersive six-speaker sound system, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, MagSafe charging, and the intuitive macOS Ventura, the MacBook Air offers an unparalleled user experience.
Pre-orders are now available, with availability starting on Tuesday, June 13. Additionally, the 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 now has a reduced starting price of $1,099, providing even more value and choice to customers. John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, expressed excitement about the new MacBook Air, stating, “With its incredible performance and striking design, the new MacBook Air is the world’s best 15-inch laptop. And it’s only possible with Apple silicon.
From its expansive Liquid Retina display and remarkably thin and fanless design to extraordinary battery life and an immersive six-speaker sound system, the new MacBook Air has it all. The standout feature of the new MacBook Air is its brilliant 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, offering high resolution and a wide color gamut. With 500 nits of brightness and support for 1 billion colors, the display provides stunning visuals and sharp text. Compared to a comparable PC laptop, the MacBook Air’s display is twice the resolution and 25 percent brighter.
Apple has achieved an impressive feat with the MacBook Air’s design, making it the world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop at just 11.5mm thin. Weighing only 3.3 pounds, the MacBook Air is incredibly lightweight and portable. It is almost 40 percent thinner and half a pound lighter than comparable PC laptops. The device also features MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, providing versatile connectivity options. Customers can choose from four attractive finishes: midnight, starlight, space gray, and silver.
Powered by the M2 chip, the 15-inch MacBook Air offers blazing performance and exceptional battery life. It is up to 12 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air and twice as fast as the best-selling 15-inch PC laptop with a Core i7 processor. Despite the improved performance and display quality, the MacBook Air achieves up to 18 hours of battery life, 50 percent more than comparable PCs. The M2 chip includes an 8-core CPU, a 10-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine, delivering seamless multitasking and impressive capabilities for work, play, and creativity.
The new MacBook Air enhances the video conferencing experience with its 1080p FaceTime HD camera, providing excellent image quality. The advanced image signal processor on the M2 chip ensures users look great on video calls, and the three-mic array captures clear audio using advanced beamforming algorithms. Additionally, the MacBook Air features a remarkable six-speaker sound system with support for Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio, delivering immersive audio experiences for music and movies.
Running on macOS Ventura, the MacBook Air offers powerful productivity features. Enhanced apps such as Messages, Mail, and Safari, along with Continuity Camera and Stage Manager, provide a seamless and efficient user experience. The integration with iCloud Shared Photo Library and the Freeform app further enhances productivity and creativity. Users can enjoy seamless continuity between their Mac and iPhone with features like Handoff, AirDrop, Universal Clipboard, and Messages. Furthermore, macOS Sonoma, set to launch in the fall, promises to elevate the Mac experience with new personalization options, an optimized gaming experience, enhanced video conferencing capabilities, and more.
Apple’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in the new MacBook Air. The device incorporates 100 percent recycled materials, including gold plating, tin soldering, rare earth elements, cobalt in the MagSafe connector, and steel in the battery tray. Apple aims to remove plastic from its packaging entirely by 2025 and has already achieved carbon neutrality for its global corporate operations. With its Apple 2030 goal, the company is working towards making every product carbon neutral, ensuring a net-zero climate impact. The introduction of the 15-inch MacBook Air showcases Apple’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology, combining power, performance, and sustainability in a sleek and lightweight design.