Power. It's in the Air.
Apple’s thinnest, lightest notebook, completely transformed by the
Apple M1 chip. CPU speeds up to 3.5x faster. GPU speeds up to 5x faster.
Apple’s most advanced Neural Engine for up to 9x faster machine learning.
The longest battery life ever in a MacBook Air. And a silent, fanless design.
This much power has never been this ready to go.
Small chip. Giant leap.
It’s here. Apple’s first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed
with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on
a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O and so
much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance,
custom technologies and industry-leading power efficiency,
M1 is not a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.
M1 has the fastest CPU Apple
has ever made. With that kind of
processing speed, MacBook Air can
take on new extraordinarily intensive
tasks like professional-quality editing
and action-packed gaming. But the
8-core CPU on M1 isn’t just up to
3.5x faster than the previous
generation — it balances
high-performance cores with
efficiency cores that can still speed
through everyday jobs while using
just a tenth of the power.
All-day battery life
Up to 18 hours
of battery life.
That's 6 more
hours, free of
Even for a 16-core Neural engine,
that's a lot to process.
Apps on MacBook Air
can use machine learning (ML) to
automatically retouch photos like
a pro, make smart tools such as
magic wands and audio filters
more accurate at auto-detection,
and so much more. That’s not just
brain power — that’s the power of
a full stack of ML technologies.
macOS Big Sur
The power of
macOS Big Sur
Developed to unlock the potential
of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur
transforms Mac with major
performance benefits and so much
more. Powerful updates for apps. A
beautiful new design. Industry-leading
privacy features and best-in-class
security. It’s Apple’s most powerful
software ever — running on Apple’s
most advanced hardware yet.
Speed and responsiveness
The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur
work together to make the entire
system snappier. Mac mini wakes
almost instantly from sleep. Everyday
things like flipping through photos and
browsing Safari are faster. And your
hardest-working apps all have access
to the power they need.
Biggest collection of apps ever
Run powerful apps built for M1. All your
existing apps work thanks to Rosetta 2.
And for the first time, you can use your
favourite iPhone and iPad apps directly
on macOS Big Sur. Altogether you’ll
have access to the biggest collection
of apps ever for Mac.
Unified memoryThe do-it-all notebook gets
The M1 chip brings up to 16GB of
superfast unified memory. This single
pool of high-bandwidth, low-latency
memory allows apps to share data
between the CPU, GPU and Neural
Engine efficiently — so everything you
do is fast and fluid.
The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give MacBook Air advanced
security and privacy features beyond anything in its class,
working to help keep your system and data protected.
MacBook Air can
keep a secret.
Lifelike colours for unreal beauty.
Images take on new levels of detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3-inch,
2560x1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear. Colours
are more vibrant than ever. And the glass goes right to the edge of the
enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.
P3 wide colour gamut
A wider palette of colours on display.
more colours than sRGB
True Tone technology
Good looking. And easy on the eyes.
MacBook Air automatically adjusts
the white point of your display to the
colour temperature of your environment
for a more natural viewing experience.
Camera and mics
You're live on Air.
The image signal processor in the M1 chip helps you look your best for
every FaceTime call and video conference. Three built-in microphones
make sure that what you say gets heard whether you’re on a call,
dictating a note or asking Siri about the weather.
Facetime HD camera
Get clearer, sharper images. See more
detail in shadows and highlights. And
face detection uses the Neural Engine
to adjust white balance and exposure
for even more natural-looking
to mics that
focus on your
voice instead of
what's going on
Get down to it. Write away.
When a keyboard types like a dream and still does a whole lot more:
that’s magic. With new pre-programmed shortcuts, useful features are even
easier to access. Get help from Siri, switch keyboard languages, respond
with the perfect emoji, find documents with Spotlight — there’s so much
you can do with just a tap. And the backlit keys with ambient light sensor
help you type in low-light settings.
The refined scissor mechanism
delivers the best typing experience
yet on a Mac notebook.
Force Touch trackpad
One touch is all it takes to lock or unlock
MacBook Air. Use your fingerprint to rent
a movie, buy an app, or access things
like secure documents or system settings
without having to re-enter your password.
And when you shop online with
Apple Pay, Touch ID fills in your shipping
and billing information without sharing
your card details.
Unlock your Mac
Use Apple Pay
Open password-protected documents
Make purchases on the Apple TV app
Charges, chats, streams,
works and plays well
The next generation of Wi-Fi isn’t just
faster — it keeps MacBook Air going
strong even as more and more devices
join the network.
up to 1.2Gb/s throughput
Thunderbolt / USB 4
Ultra-high bandwidth meets
ultra-versatility. Thunderbolt enables
data transfer, charging and video
output all through a single port —
and MacBook Air has two of them.
Data transfer up to 40Gb/s
Connecting your devices