MacBook Air M2, finally there: pre-orders start tomorrow

MacBook Air M2, finally there: pre-orders start tomorrow

MacBook Air M2, finally there

There is now very little to open for reservations that will allow interested users to take home a brand new MacBook Air equipped with the M2 chip, already used on the latest MacBook Pro 13 ". In fact, Apple has announced that pre-orders will start at 2:00 pm on Friday 8 July, while the actual sale will take place from 15 July. The launch will be worldwide, therefore, if the demand is higher than expected, it is possible that it will be difficult to obtain a copy in the first few weeks, if you have not booked it in advance.

Remember that, compared to the model with M1, the new MacBook Air has a 20% lower volume, a thickness of only 11.3mm and a weight that stops at 1.2Kg. The port equipment also sees changes, with a 3.5mm audio jack on the right, capable of handling high-impedance headphones, two USB-C with Thunderbolt support and a MagSafe connector on the left.

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MacBook Air M2 will be available in four different colorways (Midnight, Galaxy, Sidereal Gray and Silver) at prices starting from € 1,529.

According to a recent article by Bloomberg, Apple is already working on the MacBook Air 15 ″ and MacBook 12, which should debut on the market during the next months. For more details about it, we suggest you to read our previous dedicated article.

The M2 MacBook Air is gonna kick ass and here’s why you should get one

MacBook Air 2022 different colors Source: Apple

At WWDC, Apple unveiled the all-new redesigned MacBook Air with the M2 chip. However, the company did not specify when the new laptop will hit stores. Instead, it only said that the laptop will be going on sale in July but didn’t give us an actual release date. Well, the company has cleared all the confusion as it has finally given the MacBook Air a release date, and it's much sooner than you would think.

Apple has announced that the 2022 MacBook Air with the M2 chip will be available to pre-order from Friday, July 8, i.e., tomorrow. Interested buyers can start placing an order from 8 AM EST (or 5 AM PDT). Apple says the laptop will be available in stores and start arriving at customers' doorstep a week later, i.e., on July 15.


If you're looking to buy the new MacBook Air, we would recommend you to place an order for the laptop as soon as the pre-orders open. Apple's previous few product launches have shown us how placing an order for a new product just a few days after launch can turn into a waiting game.

So, if you don't want to wait weeks/months for your new laptop to arrive, we would recommend you to place an order as soon as the pre-orders go live. Prices for the M2 MacBook Air start at $1,199 in the United States. You can purchase Apple's new laptop from its official website and from third-party retailers like Adorama and B&H (links given below).

MacBook Air 2022 Display Source: Apple

Apple's new MacBook Air comes with an all-new design. The old wedged design is now gone and the design looks much more in line with the 14- and 16-inch models from the last year. On top of the new design, you also get a slightly bigger 13.6-inch display, thanks to slimmer bezels. The display is also 25% brighter in comparison to the previous generation, and there is also a notch up top that houses the much improved 1080p webcam.

Powering the new MacBook Air is Apple's latest M2 chipset. Apple promises up to 18% faster CPU performance, up to 35% faster GPU performance, and 40% faster neural engine in comparison to the M1 chip. All of these performance gains come with no change in battery life (18 hours). You can also configure the M2 chipset to up to 24GB of unified memory.

Read: 5 reasons to buy the 2022 Apple MacBook Air over the M2 MacBook Pro

Other features of the MacBook Air include MagSafe charging (you also get a color-matched cable), two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack that supports high-impedance headphones. Unlike the MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, you get a full Function row with physical buttons. The laptop is available in four stylish colors: Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Space Gray.

So why should you get one? For just $200 more than the previous-generation MacBook Air, you get a lot of features: a new design, MagSafe support, better display, the latest chipset, and a lot more. And if the M2 MacBook Pro reviews gave us a glimpse of what's to come, the new MacBook Air could be an excellent purchase if you're looking to upgrade.

On paper, Apple's new MacBook Air seems like a worthy upgrade, but we'll reserve our final thoughts for the full review. Stay tuned to our Pocketnow's YouTube channel to see how the M2 MacBook Air performs in daily life. If you want to know something specific about the 2022 MacBook Air, then do let us know in the comments section below!

MacBook Air M2 202213.6-inch MacBook Air (2022)

Powered by M2

The latest MacBook Air is powered by the M2 Apple Silicon, offering even better performance than the M1 series of chips. It has an excellent battery life, and all the performance you need for multitasking, editing, and working on the go.