Apple introduced a new redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, both powered by the new M2 chip.
At the WWDC, the Cupertino, California firm said the new MacBook Air has a thin design and more performance that features a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, four-speaker sound system and up to 18 hours of battery life.
The M2 chip also comes to the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivering up to 24GB of unified memory, and up to 20 hours of battery life. Both laptops will be available next month. The newest MacBook Pro starts at $1,299.
“Only with Apple silicon can you build such a thin and light notebook with a fan-less design, and this combination of performance and capabilities,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off WWDC with a pre-recorded presentation.
The M2 chip will include 25% more transistors and 50% more bandwidth than the M1, offering a more power-efficient performance while limiting the amount of power needed.
Apple also launched the new software for iPhone iOS 16 that features a redesigned, customizable Lock Screen, improvements to Messages, Maps and Home, among other features.
The watchOS 9, for Apple Watch, and macOS Ventura, to organize more easily open windows, were also introduced.