Apple announces all-new MacBook Air 10 years after original debut

All-new MacBook Air takes flight

All-new MacBook Air takes flight

He emphasizes not only Mac's growth, but Apple's focus on maintaining their top position in customer satisfaction. It's been so long since the MacBook Air has had an update that pretty much everything has been refreshed in one way or another. And while the bestselling MacBook Air saw some minor nips and tucks since then - adding a second USB port, updating the processor and RAM - the 2008 industrial design stayed largely stayed the same. These are well known from other Apple products, but this is the first time color options have made their way to the MacBook Air.

"MacBook truly indicates that truly less can be more", said CEO Tim Cook while unveiling the new MacBook Air. It does not include the aluminum bezel of the previous version, with the display glass now coming to the edge of the enclosure.

The MacBook Air's Retina display is 13.3 inches on the diagonal, and packs in over 4 million pixels.

The laptop also includes Touch ID, which users can use to unlock the device, make purchases on Apple Pay, or use with third-party apps.

'Redesigning MacBook Air started with a stunning Retina display and all-day battery life, and then we added Touch ID and the Apple T2 Security Chip, the latest processors, incredible sound, the third-generation keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, high speed Thunderbolt 3 ports, and of course macOS Mojave in a lovely, thinner, lighter, all-aluminium design that a whole new generation of MacBook Air customers are going to love'. Having said that the front camera remains same but surprisingly, the new MacBook Air comes with Touch ID. Fans of MacBook Air - and there are many - have clamoured for a new Air with Retina display for years. It is still the butterfly design.

Although we would have much rather preferred a touchpad that clicked, at least MacBook Air 2018 tracking surface is now 20% larger.

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The company is also touting louder stereo speakers with more bass than before, and it features a three-mic array. It also improves voice recognition of Siri as well.

MacBook Air comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The all-new Mac Mini is also available for order Tuesday and shipping next week, with a space grey finish, a 3.6 GHz quad-core processor, and 100 GB SSD. Also, there is an 8th Intel CPU with up to 16GB of RAM.

Apple says that the Air's 50.3 watt-hour lithium polymer battery features up to 12 hours of battery life when web browsing, 13 hours when watching iTunes movie playback and 30 days of standby time.

The new Air has 17% less volume than its predecessor, making it even more portable. The entire computer weighs just 2.75 lbs, a quarter-pound lighter. It is 100% recycled aluminum, as a result. "Redesigning MacBook Air started with a stunning Retina display and all-day battery life, and then we added Touch ID and the Apple T2 Security Chip, the latest processors, incredible sound, the third-generation keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, high speed Thunderbolt 3 ports, and of course macOS Mojave in a attractive, thinner, lighter, all-aluminum design that a whole new generation of MacBook Air customers are going to love". Overall, the new MacBook Air's display seems roughly on par with the 2017 MacBook Pro in terms of overall vibrancy and colour.

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