On the inside, you get an 8-generation Intel Core i5 processor with up to 1.5TB of storage and up to 16GB RAM.
The new MacBook Air is 10 percent thinner than the previous model and is a quarter-pound lighter. The MacBook Air also features Touch ID. Look a little deeper, however, and you'll spot that this time it comes with two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack and Apple's signature Retina Display - something past MacBook Air's were sorely missing. Just 0.16-inches at its thinnest, and 0.61-inches at its thickest, and a mere 2.75 pounds, we're talking one serious diet.
While we were perusing Apple's new MacBook Air choices on its website, we also clicked around to see if any other products had disappeared or were upgraded.
The old Air had a couple of old USB-A ports, a slot for removable storage, and a MagSafe 2 connector for power.
More than anything else introduced this week, the new MacBook Air highlights Apple's strategy of going all in on custom and next-generation parts, even if it pushes up the starting price.
The new Mac mini is geared toward professional users and costs US$799, up from US$499 of the previous model. According to Apple, this new alloy is just as strong and durable, but can be created using 100% recycled aluminum. Cook tells those watching what everyone already knows: the MacBook Air is the most beloved notebook. This sensor is powered by an Apple T2 chip, which features the familiar secure enclave for securely storing and authenticating fingerprint data. The new MacBook Air should come to India by the end of the year.
At first glance, the Air's display looks great, though it doesn't feature the True Tone technology included in the 2018 Macbook Pro.
"The first MacBook Air revolutionised Mac with its thin wedge-shaped aluminium design".
However, the new microphone hardware-level disconnect will only be available to "Apple portables", meaning MacBook devices -because you obviously don't have lids on iMacs. The all-new MacBook Air features a Retina display, a first for the series and a feature that's always been anticipated. In terms of ports, the new MacBook Air comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which allows connections of devices like 5K displays and eGPUs. Prices start at $1,199, with preordering available today. Other features include 25% louder speakers, twice the amount of bass and a three-mic array that should improve Siri voice recognition and FaceTime calls.
All of that with pretty much the same battery life promises as before - up to 12 hours of web browsing.
Where and when can I buy the MacBook Air?
It's very likely that existing T2-capable MacBook Pro models will require some sort of software update before being able to take advantage of this feature.