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WWDC 2022: Apple unveils new M2 MacBook Air

Reuters | | Updated on: Jun 06, 2022
A new MacBook Air running M2 chip is seen displayed during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California

A new MacBook Air running M2 chip is seen displayed during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California | Photo Credit: REUTERS

The new Macbook air featuring the m2 chip start at ₹1,19,900.

Apple on Monday launched a software update for its iPhones, unveiled a buy now pay later service and introduced a MacBook Air powered with its latest M2 chip.

At the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's second major annual event, the tech giant showed off a new car dashboard that will come in new models including those of Ford and Jaguar, and the iPhone maker rolled out a slew of features for collaboration and data safety.

Here are the major launches made at the event:

Apple CEO Tim Cook is displayed on a screen while speaking during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California

Apple CEO Tim Cook is displayed on a screen while speaking during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California | Photo Credit: PETER DASILVA

iOS16

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi talks about new software features in iOS 16.

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi talks about new software features in iOS 16. | Photo Credit: Apple Inc.

The latest operating system for iPhones will have a refreshed lockscreen that comes with new widgets, greater personalization and a new approach towards notifications.

The iPhone maker also said that it is launching a buy now pay later service dubbed Apple Pay Later starting this month that will divide payments into four equal installments with zero interest and no extra fees.

Apple Pay Later payments will be accepted at all locations where Apple Pay is accepted and will be managed through Apple Wallet.

The new iOS will have feature fresh updates for CarPlay including new gauge clusters and automakers including Ford Motor Co and Jaguar Land Rover will integrate the feature with their cars.

Faster Silicon

Apple M2 Chip

Apple M2 Chip | Photo Credit: via Apple

Apple revealed the M2 chip, the successor to the company's first in-house chip M1 processor.

The latest M2 chip comes with 24 gigabytes of unified memory, is 18% better than its predecessor and can playback multiple streams of 4K and 8K video.

Apple also launched a redesigned MacBook air and a new MacBook Pro with the new chip.

Upgraded Macbook

A new MacBook Air running M2 chip

A new MacBook Air running M2 chip | Photo Credit: PETER DASILVA

Apple M2 laptops India price
M2 Macbook Air (8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage) - ₹1,19,900.
M2 Macbook Air(8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage)-₹1,49,900.
M2 Macbook Pro(8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage)-₹1,29,900.
Available July

The powerful M2 chip will be loaded on a brand new MacBook Air, redesigned around the M2 chip. Weighing just 2.7 pounds, new Air is 11.3 inches thick, fitted with a 13.6 inch liquid Retina display and will have a Magsafe charging system. There is also headphone jack.

The MacBook Air will start at $1,199 and come in gray, gold, silver and blue.

MacBook Pro starts at $1,299. Both laptops will be available in July .

Watch OS

Apple's new WatchOS 9 will bring new watch faces, new metrics for workouts and heart rate zones for exercises.

It also expects to receive the US Food and Drug Administration's clearance for the atrial fibrillation health feature soon.

The software update will also help you build a medication list and remind you to take medicines.

Published on June 07, 2022
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