Apple Launched MacBook Air M2 At WWDC22; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Apple Launched MacBook Air M2 At WWDC22; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Apple Launched MacBook Air M2 At WWDC22; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

by June 9, 2022

After a series of leaks and rumors, Apple has finally unveiled the all-new redesigned MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with a more powerful and power efficient M2. The chipset is next in line with last year’s Silicon M1. The latter is powering a range of devices from the house of Apple such as MacBook Air 2020, MacBook Pro 2020, iPad Air 5, and iPad Pro 2021.

Digging a bit deeper into the CPU, Apple has equipped it with a total of 8 cores and the GPU will come with a 10-core setup. The chipset will get paired with up to 24GB of memory and a bandwidth of 100GB/s. To offer a butter smooth encoding and decoding accelerated by the onboard hardware, the California-based tech giant has equipped the chipset with a next-gen media engine paired with a dedicated ProRes video agent.

As per the claims made by Apple, the machines that will come powered by M2 will be 40% more efficient when compared to the last gen M-series chip, especially for apps like Final Cut Pro and Affinity Photo. We are going to give you a brief idea on both the newly revealed MacBooks.

MacBook Air 2022: Key specs & features

Among the two, the MacBook Air is the one that will get more popular compared to the Pro. Apple has bumped up the screen size by 0.6”, making it 13.6” diagonally. The panel will come with LED-backlit tech featuring True Tone. The display will have the pixel density of 224ppi and it will produce a resolution of 2560*1664 pixels. The panel will reach up to a peak brightness of 500 nits and it comes with P3 color calibration. With fast charging support of 67W, the younger sibling will house a 52.6Wh battery unit.

At its core, MacBook Air 2022 will have the all-new M2 paired with up to 24GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. Moving to the keyboard, it’s the backlit Magic keyboard with Touch ID on the top right and the trackpad has no changes at all when compared to the last gen machines. The Force Touch trackpad comes with a plethora of gestures and functionalities. One of the major design changes include a MacBook Pro-like notch on the screen that will house an all-new 1080p camera. This FaceTime camera will come with 2x resolution. The audio setup is also enhanced with beamforming mics and a quad-driver speaker output.

MacBook Pro 2022: Key specs & features

The only upgrade that we get for the 13” MacBook Pro is the chip swap, Apple has upgraded this year’s model with M2. The panel will come with a resolution of 2560*1664 pixels and a pixel density of 227ppi. Rest of the specs will remain identical with the Air 2022 in terms of display. The battery pack here is slightly large at 58.2Wh with the support of 67W rapid charging.

At its core, the only change compared to the Air will be the onboard SSD. The top variant of the 13” MacBook Pro will come with 2TB of storage. Along with last year’s infamous touch bar, the all-new Pro 2022 will sport Touch ID and the Force Touch trackpad. Apart from this, the Pro still has a 720p webcam and a stereo speaker setup.

Few Similarities:

Both the M2-powered notebooks will come with full support of Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio. On the software side, the MacBook Air 2022 and MacBook Pro 2022 will boot on macOS Monterey, however, the devices will receive the macOS Ventura update by the end of 2022. For charging, Apple is offering MagSafe on both the machines. MacBook Air will weigh just 1.24 kgs and will support Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 4/Thunderbolt ports, and a 3.5mm audio port.

Pricing and availability

For the MacBook Air, there will be a total of four color options; Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and Space Gray. With two variants available with 256GB and 512GB storage, the price starts at ₹1,19,900 and ₹1,49,900, respectively. The base price for the MacBook Pro 2022 256GB variant will be ₹1,29,900 whereas the 512GB variant will go on sale at ₹1,49,900. There will only be two color options; Silver and Space Gray. The laptops are already listed on the Apple IN website claiming to be available ‘next month’. Along with these machines, Apple has also introduced a 35W adapter with two USB Type-C ports with a price tag of ₹5,800.