Remember the price of the Macbook Air in 2020 when the M1 was announced? You can put another 400 euros up front with the new version.
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We were in November 2020 when it was An apple He announced what the rumors had been saying for some time: a bet on its own processors, using ARM technology, in an ecosystem known as Apple silicone. Then came the first wizard, a Apple M1which will equip new machines, such as Mac miniAnd the MacBook AirAnd the MacBook Pro And the iMac.
At the time of this announcement, the base price of the new Macbook Air quickly became known, which was 1159 EUR. Now, about a year and a half later, in Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2022Apple announced the second generation of its Apple Silicon products m 2And prices have risen dramatically. So much so that the price of Macbook Air with M2 and basic specifications 1529 EUR. difference €370 between generations.
In any case, it has everything to achieve success in sales. With an ultra-slim design – 1.13 cm thick and 1.24 kg – and a sturdy frame made of 100% recycled aluminum, the new Macbook Air has been reimagined with the new M2 processor in mind, which, like the previous version, doesn’t need a fan – the Macbook Pro For example, it works.
According to Apple, the Macbook Air with the M2 is up to 1.4 times faster than the Macbook Air with the M1, achieving up to 18 hours of autonomy. Featuring an eight-core CPU and up to 10 GPU cores, this M2 is capable of processing more 4K and 8K ProRes video streams. Anyway, just real tests to prove the difference, not least due to the presence of the M1 Pro and M1 Max version of the first generation of Apple Silicon.
Furthermore, the new Macbook Air has a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with a native resolution of 2560 x 1664 with 224 pixels per inch and 500 nits, 8/16/24GB RAM options, and a 256GB SSD To 2TB, a very welcome Facetime Full HD camera (at last) and the return of charging via MagSafe 3, which will leave two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports available for other things.
The new Macbook Air M2 will be available from July, and pricing, as mentioned, will start at 1,529 euros. As for the Macbook Pro 13, we don’t have much to say. It’s also undergoing the same upgrade, continues to use the Touch Bar, and unfortunately, continues to only show the Facetime camera in HD. What’s the point, in the middle of 2022, and knowing that the Macbook Air has a 1080p camera, this new 13-inch Macbook Pro only continues with a camera from the past? regrettable.
iOS 16, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9
Being an event designed for programmers, the Apple brand has benefited from several teasers for the following versions of different operating systems.
starting from iOS 16It promises new customization options and simpler ways to communicate and share. For example, it will be possible to customize the locked screen with photos, widgets and notifications. They will be able to share photos and videos with family and friends using the new photo library. They can also highlight everyday moments with new Messages and Mail features.
Another great thing? The texts in the videos will be discoverable. For example, they will be able to stop a video showing an image with text so that from there they can use the options to transcribe, translate, search, share, and much more. Everything in detail over here.
MacOS Ventura, well, has an unfortunate sub-name, but it brings a cool feature: Stage Manager. Basically, this new feature combines apps and windows into a single view, with just one click to move between apps and windows. Then just select any point on the desktop to go back to the previous file or folder.
There’s also news in Mail, Spotlight, Safari… It’s all in the details over here.
Already iPad OS 16 It also has a Stage Manager, which is amazing, and you can even connect an external monitor and drag files from one device to another. finally , watchOS 9 It will allow you to further customize your watch with the new faces, as well as have a better training app with more features and a new Medication app to manage and control the medications you have to take.
As for the release dates, these new releases are supposed to take a few months.
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