With the 8-core M1 processor that delivers 2.8 times the processing power and up to 5 times better graphics than the previous generation. Features macOS Big Sur operating system designed specifically for M1, Retina display and a fast and silent keyboard.
Small chip. Giant leap.
M1 is our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Apple silicon integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, M1 delivers exceptional performance, custom technologies, and unbelievable power efficiency — a major breakthrough for Mac.
The 16-core Neural Engine brings speed and automation to video analysis, voice recognition, image processing and more. The M1 processor can do up to 11 trillion operations per second supporting operations you couldn’t imagine. Like allowing the djay Pro AI app to isolate instruments and vocals from any song in real time.
macOS Big Sur
Designed to unlock the potential of the M1 processor. Big Sur transforms the PC with massive performance and more. Beautiful new design with innovative personal data security features.
With the stunning Retina display, images have an incredible level of detail and realism.
Text is crisp and clear.
LED backlighting provides deep blacks and bright whites.
The wide P3 color brings even more vibrant greens and reds than sRGB.
Every MacBook Air features True Tone technology, so the white balance automatically adjusts to match the color temperature of the light around you for a more natural viewing experience.
With a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560×1600) and a 25% wider color gamut than sRGB, the results will leave you with a mouthful of color. The display reaches all the way to the edges of the case, so you can focus on the content.
Camera & Microphone
FaceTime HD camera
The M1 chip even helps you look better. Advanced noise reduction makes dark areas sharper, and face detection uses the Neural Engine to better adjust white balance and exposure levels for even more natural skin tones.
Studio quality without the studio. An improved signal-to-noise ratio rivals that of professional microphones.
The Magic Keyboard lets you do everything faster and more efficiently.
The scissor mechanism provides a responsive, comfortable and quiet typing experience.
Touch ID provides quick, easy authentication for secure connections and purchases.
One touch is all it takes to 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 reenter your password. And when you shop online with Apple Pay, Touch ID fills in your shipping and billing information without sharing your card details.
With Apple Pay, you can easily and securely pay for purchases using your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac
Run powerful applications built for the M1 chip. At the same time, all your existing applications work seamlessly thanks to Rosetta 2. And for the first time, you can use your favorite apps from iPhone and iPad directly on macOS. All in all, you’ll have access to the largest collection of apps a Mac has ever had.
Thunderbolt – 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.
WiFi 6 gives you a smooth flow, greater range and increased capacity. Enjoy faster WiFi speeds from multiple devices at the same time.
It also gives you a 40% increase in data flow and is fully compatible with older WiFi devices.