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Apple introduces the 15‑inch MacBook Air

With an expansive 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the performance of M2, up to 18 hours of battery life, and a six-speaker sound system, all in a thin and light, fanless design, the new MacBook Air is the world’s best 15-inch laptop.



Apple's latest masterpiece, the 15-inch MacBook Air, sets a new standard for visual excellence with its spacious and high-resolution 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display. This brilliant display allows users to immerse themselves in a world of captivating content. Boasting up to 500 nits of brightness and support for 1 billion colors, the Liquid Retina display delivers astonishingly rich and vibrant visuals, while ensuring razor-sharp text readability. Notably, it offers twice the resolution and is 25 percent brighter than comparable PC laptops, showcasing Apple's commitment to superior display technology.



World's Thinnest 15-inch Laptop: Unparalleled Portability

Measuring a mere 11.5mm thin, the new MacBook Air redefines portability as the world's thinnest 15-inch laptop. Weighing only 3.3 pounds, it effortlessly combines a large display with exceptional portability. Surpassing its competitors, this remarkable device is nearly 40 percent thinner and half a pound lighter than comparable PC laptops. Despite its slim profile, the MacBook Air maintains its durability and solidity, ensuring a long-lasting companion for users on the go. Additionally, the MacBook Air features MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and compatibility with up to a 6K external display. Available in four stunning finishes—midnight, starlight, space gray, and silver—it exudes elegance and style.


Blazing Performance and Tremendous Battery Life with M2: Unleash Your Potential


A sleek and modern 15-inch MacBook Air laptop.
15‑inch MacBook Air

Powered by the revolutionary M2 chip, the 15-inch MacBook Air sets new benchmarks in performance and efficiency. Offering an incredible 12x faster performance than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air, this device is a force to be reckoned with. Compared to the leading 15-inch PC laptop equipped with a Core i7 processor, the new MacBook Air is twice as fast, showcasing its unrivaled capabilities. Despite its exceptional performance, it doesn't compromise on battery life, providing up to 18 hours of usage—50 percent more than comparable PCs—despite its superior display and improved performance. The M2 chip features an impressive 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. With a memory bandwidth of 100GB/s and support for up to 24GB of fast unified memory, multitasking and handling complex workloads become fluid and effortless. The M2 chip empowers users to work, play, and create like never before, regardless of their location.


1080p FaceTime HD Camera and Six-Speaker Sound System: Enhanced Connectivity and Immersive Audio

The 15-inch MacBook Air elevates the video conferencing experience with its top-of-the-line 1080p FaceTime HD camera. Powered by the advanced image signal processor on the M2 chip, users will always look their best during FaceTime calls and video conferences.


A sleek and modern 15-inch MacBook Air laptop.
15-inch MacBook Air

Additionally, the three-mic array employs advanced beamforming algorithms, ensuring crystal-clear audio transmission, making sure users are heard loud and clear. One of the standout features of the new MacBook Air is its phenomenal six-speaker sound system, which includes two tweeters and two sets of force-cancelling woofers. This revolutionary audio setup delivers twice the bass depth, resulting in a fuller and more immersive sound experience. With Spatial Audio support for Dolby Atmos, users can enjoy truly captivating audio, whether listening to music or watching movies.


Powerful Productivity with macOS Ventura: Seamless User Experience

The 15-inch MacBook Air comes equipped with macOS Ventura, taking the Mac experience to new heights and empowering users to accomplish more. Enhanced features such as Messages, Mail, and Safari—the world's fastest browser on Mac—deliver a seamless and efficient user experience. Safari ushers in a passwordless future with passkeys, while Continuity Camera brings video conferencing capabilities to any Mac, including Desk View, Center Stage, and Studio Light.


Stage Manager, another innovative feature, automatically organizes apps and windows, allowing users to focus on their tasks without distractions. With iCloud Shared Photo Library, up to six family members can create and share a separate photo library, promoting collaboration and connection. The Freeform app provides a flexible canvas for enhanced productivity and expression. Furthermore, Continuity features like Handoff, AirDrop, Universal Clipboard, and Messages enable effortless collaboration between Mac and iPhone.



macOS Sonoma: A Delightful and Productive Future

Coming this fall, macOS Sonoma promises an even more delightful and productive Mac experience. Users can look forward to exciting features such as personalized widgets and stunning screen savers, an optimized gaming experience with Game Mode, powerful video conferencing capabilities, a significant Safari update, and much more. Apple remains dedicated to enhancing the Mac experience, continually striving to exceed customer expectations.



Better for the Environment: Apple's Commitment to Sustainability

Apple's commitment to the environment shines through in the design of the new sleek and modern 15-inch MacBook Air. It utilizes 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 features 100 percent recycled cobalt, and the battery tray incorporates 90 percent recycled steel.



The sleek and modern 15-inch MacBook Air. meets Apple's stringent energy efficiency standards, and it is free of mercury, PVC, and beryllium. Additionally, over 99 percent of the packaging is fiber-based, bringing Apple closer to its goal of eliminating plastic from packaging entirely by 2025. With a carbon-neutral approach to global corporate operations, Apple is dedicated to achieving its Apple 2030 goal of making every product carbon neutral. This commitment ensures that every Mac created, from design to manufacturing to customer use, will have a net-zero climate impact.


In conclusion, the 15-inch MacBook Air stands as a testament to Apple's unwavering pursuit of excellence. With its brilliant Liquid Retina display, unparalleled portability, blazing performance powered by the M2 chip, exceptional audio and video capabilities, seamless user experience with macOS Ventura, and commitment to sustainability, it sets a new standard for what a laptop can achieve. The 15-inch MacBook Air is not just a device—it's a game-changer that empowers users to reach new heights of productivity and creativity, all while making a positive impact on the environment.



Pricing and Availability


  • The 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 is available to order today on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app. It will begin arriving to customers, and in Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, beginning Tuesday, June 13.


  • The 15-inch MacBook Air with M2, available in midnight, starlight, silver, and space gray, starts at $1,299 (U.S.) and $1,199 (U.S.) for education.


  • 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, available in gold, silver, and space gray, remains in the lineup, starting at $999 (U.S.) and $899 (U.S.) for education.


  • Additional technical specifications and details on Apple accessories — including the new 70W USB-C Power Adapter for $59 (U.S.) — are available at apple.com/shop/buy-mac.


  • With Apple Trade In, customers can trade in their current computer and get credit toward a new Mac. Customers can visit apple.com/shop/trade-in to see what their device is worth.


  • Every customer who buys a Mac from Apple can enjoy a free Online Personal Session with an Apple Specialist, get their product set up — including help with data transfer — in select stores, and receive guidance on how to make their new Mac work the way they want.


  • AppleCare+ for Mac provides expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including unlimited incidents of accidental damage protection, each subject to a service fee.




 

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