After nearly an hour of sleep-inducing iOS and Watch OS features, Apple announced the new M2 chip at WWDC 2022. Alongside the newly redesigned MacBook Air, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is also M2-powered.
The new MacBook Air with M2 chip
Offering users an 18% performance increase, the M2 also allows up to 24 GB of unified memory. This makes the new MacBook Air even more capable as a lightweight taskmaster. MagSafe charging returns as a standard, but you now also have fast charge with an optional 67W USB-C power adapter.
You’ll also be thrilled to find that the mini-jack output is back with support for high-impedance headphones. Overall, it’s all you could want in an ultra-slimline workstation.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip
For a pro experience with a more compact form factor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip is the perfect in-betweener. Starting with a 10-core GPU, it also only charges via USB-C. The MBP has a touch bar and also gives you a slightly longer battery life than the air.
The other obvious difference between the two is the screen. While the Air is equipped with its new 13.6-inch liquid retina display, the MBP has a 13.3-inch retina.
Several new productivity features aim to even more closely integrate the experience of macOS Ventura with the new iOS and iPadOS 16. The one feature that stood out for content creators is Continuity Camera with its Desk View function.
The ability to harness your iPhone’s powerful cameras wirelessly provides new possibilities without the need for additional hardware, which is great.
Pricing and availability:
More about Apple and WWDC 2022:
- The new M2 Macbook Air is available in four colour variants.: Apple
- The new M2-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro.: Apple
- Continuity Camera with Desk View.: Apple