In the present day marks the fifteenth anniversary of Steve Jobs pulling the MacBook Air out of a manila envelope on the 2008 Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Apple marketed the MacBook Air as being “the world’s thinnest pocket book” on the time.


“We have constructed the world’s thinnest pocket book—with out sacrificing a full-size keyboard or a full-size 13-inch show,” mentioned Jobs, in a January 2008 press launch saying the MacBook Air. “If you first see MacBook Air, it is laborious to imagine it is a high-performance pocket book with a full-size keyboard and show. However it’s.”

The unique 13-inch MacBook Air featured a flip-down tray on the precise facet of the machine that supplied entry to a single USB port, a headphone jack, and a Micro-DVI port for connecting an exterior show. It was Apple’s first pocket book with a multi-touch trackpad, no CD/DVD drive, and an SSD improve choice. Pricing began at $1,799 within the US with a 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB laborious drive.

Apple launched a totally redesigned MacBook Air with the M2 chip final July and continues to promote an older model with the M1 chip. Given the facility effectivity of Apple silicon chips, the MacBook Air is not geared up with a fan. Whereas the unique MacBook Air measured 0.16-inches at its thinnest level and 0.76-inches at its thickest, the most recent MacBook Air has a flatter design with a uniform thickness of 0.44 inches.

Rumors recommend a bigger 15-inch MacBook Air will launch this yr, and the pocket book is anticipated to be up to date with an OLED show subsequent yr.

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