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Apple announces new MacBook Air with new Magic Keyboard

2019 MacBook Air
2019 MacBook Air (Image credit: Apple)

2020 Apple MacBook Air

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What you need to know

  • Apple has just announced its brand new MacBook Air models!
  • It's got new processors, better graphics performance and the new Magic Keyboard.
  • Prices start at $999.

Apple has just announced its brand new Macbook Air!

In a press release Apple said:

Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Air, the world's most loved notebook, with faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage and a new lower price of $999, and $899 for education.1 The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance2 and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance,3 letting customers breeze through daily activities and play more games. Now starting with 256GB of storage, MacBook Air allows customers to store even more movies, photos and files. With its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina, it's the best MacBook Air ever made. "From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. Today we're giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of $999 and an even lower price of $899 for education," said Tom Boger, Apple's senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. "With its stunning, thin and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life and the power and ease-of-use of macOS, MacBook Air is the world's best consumer notebook."

The new MacBooks feature brand new Intel i7 processors, and Apple says that it can deliver up to 80 percent faster graphics performance. They also feature the new Apple Magic Keyboard from the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Storage starts with 256GB in SSD, but can be upgraded to 2TB.

Apple's new MacBook Air is available to order from Apple's website now! A press release currently says it will be in stores "next week", although Apple's stores are currently shut worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

8 Comments
  • Hello! Does anybody knows why is that in the Mac computers at thi momento the pro 16” and the new air they keep using WiFi 5 that is AC, instead of the new WiFi 6 AX that is on all the iPhone 11 and new iPad Pro
  • Only Apple will know that. I'd hold out until it's supported
  • > A press release currently says it will be in stores "next week", although Apple's stores are currently shut worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps the author of the press release remembered that Apple stores in China are open?
  • 999 for an i3? Is apple serious? That's some funny **** right there.
  • Magic in the sense that they hope it will magic away any memory of the butterfly-switch abominations?
  • Nobody will forget, but the main thing is that they’ve learnt their lesson, eventually
  • Doubt it. Apple gives two ***** about their customers. Obviously.
  • Are you one of their customers?