Apple has announced an all-new MacBook Air powered by Apple Silicon M1 chip. The new MacBook Air is Apple’s first laptop to be powered by in-house processors rather than Intel.

Apple Silicon in the new MacBook Air is a major upgrade, bringing improved performance, battery life, and efficiency. These are the improvements that Apple is emphasizing during its event today. The new MacBook Air is powered by Apple’s M1 processor and features up to 18 hours of battery life.

  • Thunderbolt and USB 4
  • Up to 16GB of RAM
  • Up to 2TB SSD
  • Silent Design
  • 5x faster graphics
  • 3.5x faster CPU
  • WiFi 6

The new MacBook Air features a fan-less design and starts at $999. Expected price in South Africa is R19 999.

The base configuration includes:

  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 7‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports

And the $1,249 (R24 999) configuration includes:

  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports

You can upgrade to 16GB of RAM and all the way up to 2TB of SSD storage as well.

Click here for: MacBook Air Price in South Africa.

Apple also announced an update to the 13inch MacBook Pro.


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