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Apple Stuns Audience with Unanticipated Releases: 15-inch MacBook Air and Mac Studio Unveiled at WWDC23

Two computers that are now even better.

Apple Stuns Audience with Unanticipated Releases: 15-inch MacBook Air and Mac Studio Unveiled at WWDC23
David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

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At the highly anticipated Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC23), the Cupertino company has surprised us all with new Macs. We’re talking about the new 15-inch MacBook Air and an enhanced version of the Mac Studio, even more powerful and capable. These releases, which had been rumored for a while, now materialize, making the Mac lineup even better.

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New 15-inch MacBook Air: more screen than ever for the most popular notebook

Apple expands its popular MacBook Air lineup with a 15-inch model, giving us the option for a larger display without having to turn to the MacBook Pro range. The new 15-inch MacBook Air retains the design that characterizes the lineup and that we have already seen in other models. However, the real improvement lies in its 15.5-inch size. And also in the 18 hours of battery life it offers us.

Just like the current models, this new MacBook Air is equipped with M2 chips, with variants of 8 and 10-core GPUs. As for the display, it retains the 60Hz refresh rate, leaving the 120Hz for the professional models.

The new 15-inch MacBook Air starts at $1299, and we can now visit Apple’s online store to get our hands on them. The first models will arrive next week.

A new and improved Mac Studio: the best design for the power of M2s

Apple has also unveiled an upgraded version of the Mac Studio at WWDC23. It’s a powerful machine designed for creative professionals, developers, and anyone else seeking exceptional performance in a work environment.

The new Mac Studio features Apple’s M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra chips, offering unparalleled processing power. These chips provide smooth and fast performance, even in the most demanding tasks. From editing 8K resolution videos to rendering complex animations or compiling development projects effortlessly, this Mac Studio comes close to the Mac Pro, which we are still anticipating for a renewal and its transition to Apple silicon.

In terms of design, these new Macs stay true to their modern and minimalist aesthetic. While not obvious, the design prioritizes optimal cooling, allowing us to maximize the performance of the M2 Ultra in sustained workloads. This feature sets these computers apart from other ranges.

And a Mac Pro, the most powerful Mac

To wrap up, Apple has unveiled a new Mac Pro, more powerful than ever thanks to the M2 Ultra chip. This computer is designed for professionals and offers extensive customization options through PCI. With the power equivalent to 7 Afterburner cards, it delivers exceptional performance for demanding tasks.

With the release of the 15-inch MacBook Air and the upgraded Mac Studio, Apple continues to demonstrate its ability to innovate in the key aspects that define the different ranges of Mac. These significant updates, however, are just one more highlight in the ongoing grand keynote of WWDC, where Apple showcases its latest advancements.

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David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

Architect | Founder of hanaringo.com | Apple Technologies Trainer | Writer at Softonic and iDoo_tech, formerly at Applesfera

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