Apple has taken the wraps off its latest innovation, the 15-inch MacBook Air, solidifying its position as the leading laptop manufacturer worldwide.
Boasting a magnificent 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the cutting-edge M2 processor delivering unmatched performance, an astonishing battery life of up to 18 hours, and an ultra-slim, fanless design, the new MacBook Air sets the standard for excellence in the 15-inch laptop category. Additionally, it features a state-of-the-art six-speaker sound system, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and the powerful and user-friendly macOS Ventura, offering an unparalleled computing experience. Starting today, customers can place their orders, with availability commencing on Tuesday, June 13. Furthermore, Apple has made the 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 even more accessible, with a reduced starting price of $1,099, providing exceptional value and options for both existing and new Mac users.
John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, expressed his excitement about the introduction of the first-ever 15-inch MacBook Air, stating, “With its remarkable performance and stunning design, the new MacBook Air stands as the world’s best 15-inch laptop. This achievement has only been made possible through Apple’s cutting-edge silicon technology. From its expansive Liquid Retina display to its remarkably thin and fanless design, along with its extraordinary battery life and immersive six-speaker sound system, the new MacBook Air truly has it all.”
Exceptional 15.3-inch Liquid Retina Display
The new MacBook Air showcases an expansive 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, providing users with an enhanced visual experience. With a brightness of up to 500 nits and support for 1 billion colors, this brilliant display brings content to life with exceptional richness, vibrancy, and razor-sharp text. It offers double the resolution and 25 percent more brightness compared to a comparable PC laptop.
World’s Thinnest 15-inch Laptop
Measuring a mere 11.5mm thin, the new MacBook Air proudly holds the title of the world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop. Despite its large display, it remains highly portable, weighing just 3.3 pounds. This sleek device is nearly 40 percent thinner and half a pound lighter than similar PC laptops on the market. The MacBook Air includes convenient features like MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt ports for easy accessory connectivity and compatibility with up to a 6K external display, a 3.5mm headphone jack for versatile connectivity, and comes in four stunning finishes: midnight, starlight, space gray, and silver.
Blazing Performance and Impressive Battery Life with M2
Equipped with the M2 chip, the 15-inch MacBook Air offers outstanding performance. It delivers speeds up to 12 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air. Compared to the best-selling 15-inch PC laptop with a Core i7 processor, the new MacBook Air performs twice as fast. Moreover, it provides an extraordinary battery life of up to 18 hours, 50 percent more than comparable PC laptops, despite its superior display and performance. The 15-inch MacBook Air features an 8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, a 10-core GPU for lightning-fast graphics, and a 16-core Neural Engine. The M2 chip boasts an impressive memory bandwidth of 100GB/s and supports up to 24GB of fast unified memory, enabling seamless multitasking and efficient handling of complex workloads. With the M2’s power, users can effortlessly work, play, or create content from anywhere.
1080p FaceTime HD Camera and Six-Speaker Sound System
Perfect for FaceTime calls and video conferencing, the MacBook Air is equipped with a high-quality 1080p FaceTime HD camera. The advanced image signal processor on the M2 chip ensures users look their best during video calls. Additionally, the 15-inch MacBook Air features an exceptional six-speaker sound system with two tweeters and two sets of force-cancelling woofers. These cutting-edge speakers provide richer bass and support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, creating an immersive audio experience for music enthusiasts and movie lovers alike.
Powerful Productivity with macOS
macOS Ventura takes productivity to new heights, empowering users to achieve more. Improved Messages and Mail applications enhance communication, while Safari, the fastest browser on Mac, pioneers a passwordless future with passkeys. Continuity Camera brings video conferencing capabilities to any Mac, introducing features like Desk View, Center Stage, and Studio Light. Stage Manager automatically organizes apps and windows, enabling users to focus on their tasks while maintaining an overview of their workflow. iCloud Shared Photo Library allows the creation and sharing of a separate photo library among up to six family members. Additionally, the Freeform app provides a flexible canvas for enhanced productivity and creativity. Users can seamlessly work across Mac and iPhone using Continuity features like Handoff, AirDrop, Universal Clipboard, and Messages. macOS Sonoma, scheduled for release in the fall, promises an even more delightful and productive Mac experience, offering personalized widgets, stunning screen savers, an optimized gaming mode, powerful video conferencing capabilities, significant updates to Safari, and more.
Environmentally Friendly Design
The new MacBook Air exemplifies Apple’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It incorporates 100 percent recycled gold plating and tin soldering in multiple printed circuit boards, as well as 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets. The MagSafe connector contains 100 percent recycled cobalt, and the battery tray is made of 90 percent recycled steel. MacBook Air meets Apple’s stringent standards for energy efficiency, and it is free of mercury, PVC, and beryllium. Furthermore, over 99 percent of the packaging is fiber-based, aligning with Apple’s goal of eliminating plastic from packaging entirely by 2025. Apple currently operates with carbon neutrality for global corporate operations and aims to make every product carbon neutral by 2030, ensuring a positive impact on the environment throughout the lifecycle of every Mac.
Pricing and Availability
The 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 is available for order on apple.com/store and the Apple Store app, and it will start shipping to customers, Apple Store locations, and Apple Authorized Resellers on Tuesday, June 13. Retailing at $1,299 (U.S.), the 15-inch MacBook Air is offered in midnight, starlight, silver, and space gray. For the education sector, it is available at a discounted price of $1,199 (U.S.).
Additionally, the 13-inch MacBook Air with M2, available in midnight, starlight, silver, and space gray, now starts at $1,099 (U.S.) and $999 (U.S.) for education. The 13-inch MacBook Air with M1, offered in gold, silver, and space gray, remains part of the lineup, starting at $999 (U.S.) and $899 (U.S.) for education.