Apple launched an all-new MacBook Air at its special event in New York City on Tuesday. The new Apple MacBook Air has a 13-inch retina display, touch ID and latest processors, and features an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel UHD Graphics and faster system memory up to 16GB.
MacBook Air also features SSDs up to 1.5TB in capacity, which Apple says are up to 60 per cent faster than the previous generation. Available at a starting price of $1199 (Rs 88,000 approximately), the new MacBook Air claims to be “the greenest Mac ever”. “The iconic wedge is created from 100 per cent recycled aluminum,” says Apple, adding: “And with all-day battery life, MacBook Air is your perfectly portable, do-it-all notebook.”
“The first MacBook Air revolutionised Mac with its thin wedge-shaped aluminium design. It forever changed the entire industry for portable computers and became the world’s most loved notebook,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, said at the event live-streamed from the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC.
He added: “Redesigning MacBook Air started with a stunning Retina display and all-day battery life, and then we added Touch ID and the Apple T2 Security Chip.”
Apple says the 13.3-inch Retina display has over 4 million pixels of resolution to make the text and images in macOS Mojave look sharp and stunning.
New Apple MacBook Air features
Built-in FaceTime HD camera for Group FaceTime calls
Touch ID — a fingerprint sensor built into the keyboard — allowing users to instantly unlock MacBook Air, authenticate identity and make fast and secure purchases using Apple Pay
Apple T2 Security Chip, which makes the notebook more secure, to support Touch ID.
Third-generation Apple-designed keyboard for “more precise and responsive typing”
25 per cent louder speakers with “two times more bass than the previous generation”
New Apple MacBook Air specs
* 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
* Retina display
* 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
* Intel UHD Graphics 617
* Touch ID
* Force Touch trackpad
* Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Storage: 128GB & 256GB
New Apple MacBook Air price
The new Apple MacBook Air comes in three finishes — gray, gold and silver — and two variants — 128 GB Storage and 256 GB Storage.
MacBook Air with 128 GB Storage: $1,199.00
MacBook Air with 256 GB Storage: $1,399.00
Shipping begins (in US only): November 6
Other Apple launches at Brooklyn event
iPad Pro: A redesigned iPad available in 11‑inch and 12.9‑inch models. It has an all‑screen design now, with a Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, an A12X Bionic chip, and Face ID. the iPad Pro also comes with new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio.
iPad Pro Price:
11-inch display: From $799
12.9-inch display: From $999
iPad Pro finish: Silver & Space Gray
Mac mini: Redesigned with new 8th‑generation 6‑core and quad‑core processors, the new Mac mini boasts of high‑performance 2666MHz DDR4 memory up to 64GB, up to 2TB all‑flash storage, Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C), HDMI 2.0, and available 10Gb Ethernet.
Mac mini price: