New MacBook Air features a new, strikingly thin design in four beautiful finishes, larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, 1080p HD camera, MagSafe charging, and more. M2 also comes to the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 24GB of fast unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and up to 20 hours of battery life
Apple has launched the new Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro) in its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2022). They have been introduced in Space Grey, Starlight, Midnight and Silver color options. The new generation M2 chipset has been used in this, which is more power efficient than the previous M1 chipset. Also, fast charging support has been given in it.
The Cupertino-based tech giant usually discontinues the older Mac models with the launch of the new Mac, but that didn’t happen this time. Apple has decided to continue to sell the 2020 MacBook Air alongside the new MacBook Air M2. Officially, the MacBook Air M2 will be available for purchase starting next month.
New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Pricing and Availability
The all-new MacBook Air and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro will be available on apple.com/in/store and in the Apple Store app. They will begin arriving to customers, and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Resellers, next month. MacBook Air with M2 starts at INR 119,900 and INR 109,900 for education.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 starts at INR 129,900 and INR 119,900 for education.
Every customer who buys a Mac from Apple can enjoy a free Online Personal Session with an Apple Specialist, get their product set up in select stores including help with data transfer, and receive guidance on how to make their new Mac work the way they want. With Apple Trade In, customers can trade in their current computer and get credit toward a new Mac. Customers can visit apple.com/in/trade-in to see what their device is worth.
AppleCare+ for Mac provides expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a fee. Although Apple hasn’t specified the reason behind not discontinuing the MacBook Air (2020) just yet, we believe it has a lot to do with the affordability factor. In 2020, Apple attracted several Windows users into the Mac ecosystem by offering the MacBook Air M1 at an aggressive price point.
The MacBook Air (2020) was launched at a price of Rs 92,900, which has now been officially increased by Rs 7,000 to Rs 99,900. But, that shouldn’t worry you. Third-party platforms like Flipkart, Amazon, and others are offering several bank offers that bring down the price of the MacBook Air (2020) to as low as Rs 80,000. The MacBook Air M1 at a price as low as Rs 80,000 makes for a tempting deal for anyone looking to upgrade their old Windows or Mac machine to the MacBook Air (2020).
The Indian price of MacBook Air M2 is Rs 119,900. Whereas for students, MacBook Air will be available for sale for Rs 109,900. The starting price of 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 is Rs 129,900. This device will come for sale for Rs 119,900 for the students.
MacBook Air Specifications
The new MacBook Air has a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display. The display is 25 percent brighter than the previous MacBook. 13.6 inch display is given. The display is 25 percent brighter than before. It has 1 billion colors. It has a 1080 pixels camera. The front camera of 1080 has been given in MacBook Air. Quad speaker support has been given in MacBook Air. Also three mics have been given. The keyboard comes with Touch ID support.
Fast charging support has been given in this. It can be charged up to 50 percent in 30 minutes with the help of 67W adapter. In the same single charge, MacBook will get 18 hours of playback. The 13-inch MacBook Pro will get 20 hours of playback.
Compared to the new MacBook Air, the MacBook Air M1 makes a lot more sense if one can settle for a slightly less powerful machine with an old design. Although the new MacBook Air offers advanced specifications as well as design, the MacBook Air (2020) is still a great deal for most Indians looking for a laptop that can handle their regular daily tasks seamlessly.
New macOS Ventura
Apple has finally unveiled the macOS Ventura at WWDC 2022 with a bunch of new features like Stage Manager, upgraded Spotlight and more. The macOS Ventura features new multitasking tools, such as Stage Manager, which lets you group windows and switch quickly between apps.
The Stage Manager will rearrange all windows to the side, and brings one app front and center giving the feel of a new multidesktop. Users will be able to pair apps, Notes and Pages together and cycle through them by clicking.
The macOS Ventura will also offer improved Spotlight support, an updated mail app, an improved Safari browser, upgraded Metal software for power gaming, and others. There will also be a new feature for password protection, called Passkeys which can be created for each website by using Face ID or Touch ID. The passkeys are securely synced across Apple devices, including Apple TV.