Redesigned MacBook Air With New Starlight and Midnight Colors Revealed in First Hands-On Photos

Immediately after the WWDC 2022 keynote, Apple invited the media to a hands-on demo area for the new MacBook Air, which features an overhauled design with a slightly larger display, a notch, flatter edges, and new Starlight and Midnight color options.

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CNET photographer James Martin shared photos of the new MacBook Air in Midnight on Twitter. Depending on the lighting, the color looks like a mix of navy blue and space gray. While some rumors suggested the new MacBook Air would feature a white keyboard, the keys are in fact black, and the Midnight-colored chassis is visible between the keys. The keyboard retains full-size function keys and a Touch ID button for authentication.

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Tech journalist Nobi Hayashi tweeted photos of the Silver and Starlight color options, with the latter appearing to be a champagne-like gold.

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The new MacBook Air features Apple's all-new M2 chip with an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU, a brighter 13.6-inch display with a notch, MagSafe charging, a 1080p camera, a fanless design, two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side, a headphone jack with support for high-impedance headphones, four speakers, three microphones, and more. The notebook can be configured with up to a 2TB SSD and up to 24GB of unified memory.

The new MacBook Air will be available next month, but no specific date has been provided by Apple. Pricing will start at $1,199 in the United States, and the previous-generation MacBook Air with the M1 chip will remain available for $999.

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Top Rated Comments

Zachari Avatar
4 weeks ago
That mac is absolutely gorgeous.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
4 weeks ago
Woah, looks Paper Thin! It almost looks like it's matte black. It honestly looks stunning. I just wish it had came in size 15-inch.

Bring this color to the MacBook Pro 14" and 16", please.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
and 1989 others Avatar
4 weeks ago
The price point is waaaaaaay to high.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
4 weeks ago
Lost its soul by not being a wedge …. Now it’s just a MacBook really.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
4 weeks ago
Like that it has:

-> 1080p camera
-> 500 nits of brightness
-> 4 speakers with Spatial Audio
-> a three mic array
-> and of course the M2 chip.

There's alot to like here.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SW3029 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Thank god no white keyboard. Looking forwards to the 15-inch MBA next year.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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