Flash storage in the base model of the new M2 MacBook Air performs slower in benchmarks and real-life than higher-capacity models with 512GB of storage and up.
You can order the redesigned M2 MacBook Air laptop powered by Apple's new M2 chip on Friday, July 8, with first shipments expected on Friday the following week.
Apple introduced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor under the hood at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. (It was that other laptop the company introduced that wasn't the brand new, redesigned MacBook Air with M2.) It's been on sale for a bit of time now, so it's only appropriate that it gets the teardown treatment.
Apple made a hardware announcement at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, debuting the first look at the redesigned MacBook Air. Of course, the other hardware element was the debut of Apple's new M2 chip, which powers the new machine. Unfortunately for folks who want the new laptop, it's been a bit of a waiting game as Apple plans to launch the laptop sometime in July.
Flash storage on the 256GB version of the M2 MacBook Pro is dissapointingly slow versus the equivalent previous-generation model with the M1 chip.
At WWDC 2022, Tim Cook and team announced the all new MacBook Air. The new, thin form factor boasts a Midnight blue color way that seems inspired by iPhone. Sized to be even smaller, the new design has 20% less volume than the previous models, at less than .5 inches thin. The hidden upgrade is an all new M2 Apple silicon chipset. With the new marketing materials come incredible, M2 MacBook Air wallpaper and these inspired designs for iPhone.
Apple has now begun accepting preorders for its updated 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook powered by the company's latest Apple M2 chipset.
The new Apple M2 chip for the Mac delivers 90% of the performance of a 12-core Intel CPU while using just a quarter of the power.
At least nine Mac computers powered by the upcoming Apple M2 chips are in development, including a high-end Mac mini variant powered by the M2 Pro.
A revised Mac mini model featuring the upcoming Apple M2 chip could be launching soon, as per Studio Display firmware which references the unreleased computer.
An M2-powered Mac mini is reportedly still on track for release sometime in 2022, with a higher-end model featuring a more powerful M2 Pro chip in the works too.
Apple may launch multiple M2 Macs in 2022, with some new models coming in March, and then again in May or June, says Bloomberg's reliable reporter Mark Gurman.