New MacBook Air has more to love and is now just $999



PRESS RELEASE
March 18, 2020

The most popular Mac now has up to two times the performance, a new Magic Keyboard, and twice the storage.

The new MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air now comes with the new Magic Keyboard, offers up to two times faster performance, and starts at $999.

Cupertino, California

The world’s most popular notebook, the MacBook Air, was updated today with faster performance, a new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage, and a new lower price of $999, or $899 for education.

1 The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance2 and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance,3MacBook Air now comes with 256GB of storage, allowing customers to store even more movies, photos, and files. allowing customers to skip through their daily routines and play more games It’s the best MacBook Air ever, with its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with macOS Catalina’s power.
“Everyone loves the Mac, especially the MacBook Air, from students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade. Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing, Tom Boger, said, “Today we’re giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of $999, and an even lower price of $899 for education.” “The MacBook Air is the world’s best consumer notebook, with its stunning, thin and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life, and the power and ease-of-use of macOS.”

Faster Everyday Performance

When compared to the previous generation, MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster performance with the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processors up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz. For the first time, the MacBook Air features quad-core processors, allowing for even faster performance in everyday tasks such as photo organization and presentation creation, as well as video editing. And, thanks to Intel Iris Plus Graphics, the MacBook Air now offers up to 80% faster graphics performance, making graphics-intensive tasks like gaming and video editing faster than ever.

Video editing on the new MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Air with Intel Iris Graphics accelerates graphics-intensive tasks like video editing.

New Magic Keyboard

The 13-inch Retina display has over 4 million pixels and millions of colors, so text is razor sharp and images are more true to life whether customers are reading an email, watching a movie, or editing their photos. The new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find without looking down, thanks to a redesigned scissor mechanism that provides 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel. The new Magic Keyboard, which was first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, is now available on the MacBook Air. The MacBook Air has a stunning unibody wedge design made entirely of recycled aluminum and is available in three colors: gold, silver, and space gray.

The new Magic Keyboard, featured on MacBook Air.

The new Magic Keyboard for MacBook Air has a redesigned scissor mechanism that provides 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel.

Double the Storage

For those who require even more storage, the MacBook Air now has a 2TB SSD, which is double the previous maximum storage capacity. Customers will be able to store even more movies, photos, and files with the new MacBook Air, which comes with 256GB of storage, which is double that of the previous generation.

The Photo library on the new MacBook Air.

MacBook Air now comes with 256GB of storage, allowing customers to store even more movies, photos, and files.

Built-in Security and Privacy

The Apple T2 Security Chip, which is Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD, is included with the MacBook Air. This enables the MacBook Air and any Mac with the T2 chip to provide the safest boot and storage of any notebook. Customers’ Touch ID information is also protected by the T2, so whether they’re unlocking their Mac, entering an online password, or making online purchases, their information is safe.

Additional Features

  • For FaceTime calls with friends and family, a three-mic array allows for more clear voice capture.
  • For precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation, the Force Touch trackpad is the best in the industry.
  • Thunderbolt 3 ports in a single connector for data transfer, charging, and video output.
  • A first for the MacBook Air is support for up to a 6K external display.
  • For activities such as watching Apple TV+ content or playing games in Apple Arcade, advanced stereo speakers provide immersive, wide stereo sound.

A group FaceTime call on the new MacBook Air.

Advanced stereo speakers for immersive, wide stereo sound and a three-mic array for more clear voice capture during FaceTime calls are included in the MacBook Air.

macOS Catalina

With built-in Continuity features, users can make and receive phone calls without picking up their iPhone; automatically unlock their Mac with Apple Watch; copy and paste images, video, and text directly from iPhone or iPad to a nearby Mac; and, in macOS Catalina, extend the workspace of their Mac using their iPhone. Customers have powerful tools to do amazing things with apps like Safari, Mail, Photos, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, which have always been at the core of the Mac experience. Every new MacBook Air comes with macOS Catalina, the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. Users are better protected thanks to security features, and Voice Control allows them to control their Mac entirely with their voice.
Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are getting updates that include a slew of new features aimed at boosting creativity, increasing productivity, and improving collaboration. Users can add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter for the first time in iWork, and users can add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter for the first time in iWork. Support for iCloud folder sharing and the ability to edit shared documents while offline will make collaboration easier than ever.

The MacBook Air and iPhone 11 Pro demonstrating built-in Continuity features.

With built-in Continuity features, the MacBook Air is the ideal companion device for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Apple Services

Apple services, such as new Mac versions of the Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps, as well as Apple News, are also available on the MacBook Air. Apple Arcade is a Mac App Store app that offers more than 100 new and exclusive games to Mac users. Customers who buy a new MacBook Air will also get a free year of Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app for a limited time.4

Mac mini Also Updated Today

The $799 configuration now includes 256GB of storage, while the $1,099 configuration includes 512GB, and each Mac mini is made entirely of recycled aluminum. Customers love the Mac mini, whether they’re using it as a desktop computer, a music and movie storage hub for the family, or a code compile server for Xcode. The standard Mac mini configurations now have twice the storage capacity.

Pricing and Availability
Starting at $999, and $899 The new MacBook Air for education is available to order starting today onapple.comas well as in the Apple Store app Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options, and accessories can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Next week, the MacBook Air will be available in stores. apple.com/mac.

Images of MacBook Air

    1 Visit the following website for more information: Current and newly accepted college students, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels, can take advantage of education pricing. apple.com/us-hed/shop.2 MATLAB and Simulink R2019b Update 4 and Parallel Computing Toolbox were used to simulate dynamical systems using a vehicle dynamics model. Performance tests are carried out on specific computer systems to simulate the performance of the MacBook Air. Apple tested 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD in February 2020, as well as shipping 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based MacBook Air systems with Intel UHD Graphics 617, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. 3Apple tested 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD in February 2020, as well as shipping 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based MacBook Air systems with Intel UHD Graphics 617, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. Performance tests are carried out on specific computer systems to simulate the performance of the MacBook Air. Final Cut Pro X 10.4.8 was used to test 3D title render speed with a 10-second project using Apple ProRes 422 video at 3840×2160 resolution and 30 frames per second. 4 This offer is valid for three months after the first activation of the eligible device and is available with the purchase of any Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or iPod touch.

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