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M2 MacBook Air preorders begin July 8, release date set for July 15

M2 Macbook Air Open
M2 Macbook Air Open (Image credit: Gerald Lynch / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Preorders for the new MacBook Air will kick off on July 8.
  • The new notebook will officially release on July 15.
  • The new MacBook Air features a new design, M2 chip, and FaceTime 1080p camera.

We finally have a preorder and release date for the new MacBook Air!

Apple has announced that preorders for its redesigned notebook will go live on July 8 at 5 am PT. Those who are interested in preordering the new MacBook Air will be able to do so on the Apple Store website or through the Apple Store app. Third-party retailers are sure to also jump on the train and offer preorders for customers as well, so keep an eye out on your merchant of choice if it happens to be someone other than Apple.

The company has also revealed that the new MacBook Air will officially release on July 15. On that day, customers who got a preorder in early enough will be lucky to see their new laptop show up on their doorstep. The company is also sure to try and have some inventory in its retail locations as well, so customers are sure to flock to their local Apple Store to see if they might be in luck.

Macbook Air Hands On

Macbook Air Hands On (Image credit: iMore)

The new MacBook Air features a complete redesign that closely matches the design language of the new MacBook Pro models. It comes packed with a larger 13.6-inch display, Apple's new M2 processor, a 1080p FaceTime camera, and MagSafe for charging. It comes in Space Gray, Silver, Starlight, and Midnight.

At a new starting price of $1199, the new consumer-focused notebook is a couple of hundred dollars more than the current M1 MacBook Air, but Apple is keeping that $999 base model in the lineup as well.

The only question now is, what color are you picking?

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.