The Air's innards were last updated in 2015 and the overall design back in late 2010. And that is the MacBook Air.
After today's event, the future of the standard MacBook looks shakier than that of the Air.
There's no Touch Bar on the new MacBook Air, but there is Touch ID functionality for signing into the laptop more quickly.
The new MacBook Air comes in space gray, silver, and a new gold that's still kind of roses. The new Air's display glass is right to the edge of the enclosure, with borders that are 50% narrower. It has the same 12 hour battery life as the previous model.
It comes with a redesigned third-generation keyboard with quadrupled stability and a butterfly mechanism. Each key is individually backlit using low-power LEDs for more accurate illumination. The old trackpad has been replaced with a new one with pressure sensitive and haptic feedback support.
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The speakers are now 25 percent louder with better bass and includes a three-microphone array for better Siri input and communication. Macs are apparently the number one in customer satisfaction, and that's from the 100 million active install base. It is made from 100% recycled tin and 35% recycled plastic, in addition to a custom Apple-designed alloy that employs 100% recycled aluminum.
Who is the target audience for the MacBook Air?
Like the iPad and newest MacBook Pros - as well as former iPhones - the MacBook Air now has Touch ID to provide a secure unlock to the laptop. There were plenty of rumors and reports building up to this moment, as we knew to expect the new iPads and the new MacBooks.
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Air at an event in NY. 10% thinner than the previous Air. Even so, the FaceTime camera remains on the front, at the top of the screen. The starting price is now $1,199, and that's with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor.
If you were a fan of the old MacBook Air's keyboard, we've got some good news and bad news for you. Weighing in at 2.75 pounds, it's also a quarter pound lighter. It has the 13.3-inch display. To start with the pricing of the device, the company has priced the MacBook Air starting from $1,199, and interested users will be able to preorder the MacBook Air starting today.
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