Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is usually reserved to showcase brand new updates to its operating systems: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. As expected, Apple made several big announcements including two new laptops that run on its new more powerful M2 chip as well as updates for iOS 16 software for iPhones, macOS Ventura for Mac computers, and watchOS 9 for its Apple Watch wearable devices.
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The new MacBook Air shines with the M2 chip
One of the big surprises that came out of WWDC 2022 is the new, redesigned MacBook Air. The slim and lightweight laptop, which was due for a design overhaul since its last update in 2018, certainly looks better.
The new MacBook Air takes some elements from Apple’s current higher-end MacBook Pro and the iMac line. This means it has thinner bezel that surround its gorgeous 13.6-inch display letting you take in the gorgeous visuals. It is also thinner overall, measuring just 11.3mm thick, and lighter, weighing just 1.2kg, than its predecessor.
Another fancy new addition to the MacBook Air is the MagSafe connector, which allows the power cable to attach magnetically to the laptop. Now you don’t need to worry if someone were to trip on the wire. Apple’s latest laptop also supports fast charging via its optional 67-watt USB-C power adapter, enabling it to recharge up to 57 per cent in just half an hour.
But the real star of the show has to be Apple’s M2 chip, the successor to its first generation internally produced M1 chip. The M2 chip is a pretty big deal, as it is touted to offer more power-efficient performance while maintaining blazing speed to handle the most demanding tasks.