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Identify your MacBook Air model

Use this information to find out which MacBook Air you have, and where it fits in the history of MacBook Air.

Your Mac provides several tools to help you identify it. The simplest is About This Mac, available by choosing About This Mac from the Apple  menu in the upper-left corner of your screen. The other is the System Information app. Learn how to use these tools to identify your Mac.

If you don’t have your Mac or it doesn’t start up, use one of these solutions instead:

  • Find the serial number printed on the underside of your Mac, near the regulatory markings. It’s also on the original packaging, next to a barcode label. You can then enter that serial number on the Check Coverage page to find your model.
  • The original packaging might also show an Apple part number, such as MQD32xx/A (“xx” is a variable that differs by country or region). You can match the Apple part number to one in the list below to find your model.

List of MacBook Air models

MacBook Air models are organized by the year they were introduced, starting with the most recent. Click the model name for detailed technical specifications. 

MacBook Air models from 2013 and newer can run the latest version of macOS. For older models, the latest compatible operating system is noted.

2020

MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Model Identifier: MacBookAir10,1
Part Numbers: MGN63xx/A, MGN93xx/A, MGND3xx/A, MGN73xx/A, MGNA3xx/A, MGNE3xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
User Guide: MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

 

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
Colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Model Identifier: MacBookAir9,1
Part Numbers: MVH22xx/A, MVH42xx/A, MVH52xx/A, MWTJ2xx/A, MWTK2xx/A, MWTL2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
User Guide: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)

2019

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
Colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Model Identifier: MacBookAir8,2
Part Numbers: MVFH2xx/A, MVFJ2xx/A, MVFK2xx/A, MVFL2xx/A, MVFM2xx/A, MVFN2xx/A, MVH62xx/A, MVH82xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
User Guide: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)

 

2018

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
Colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Model Identifier: MacBookAir8,1
Part Numbers: MRE82xx/A, MREA2xx/A, MREE2xx/A, MRE92xx/A, MREC2xx/A, MREF2xx/A, MUQT2xx/A, MUQU2xx/A, MUQV2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
User Guide: MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)

 

2015

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir7,2
Part Numbers: MJVE2xx/A, MJVG2xx/A, MMGF2xx/A, MMGG2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
User Guide: MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

 

MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir7,1
Part Numbers: MJVM2xx/A, MJVP2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
User Guide: MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)

 

2014

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,2
Part Numbers: MD760xx/B, MD761xx/B
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
User Guide: MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)

 

MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,1
Part Numbers: MD711xx/B, MD712xx/B
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
User Guide: MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)

 

2013

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,2
Part Numbers: MD760xx/A, MD761xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
User Guide: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

 

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,1
Part Numbers: MD711xx/A, MD712xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
User Guide: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)

 

2012

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir5,2
Part Numbers: MD231xx/A, MD232xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS Catalina 10.15.7
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
User Guide: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)

 

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir5,1
Part Numbers: MD223xx/A, MD224xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS Catalina 10.15.7
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
User Guide: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)

 

2011

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir4,2
Part Numbers: MC965xx/A, MC966xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
User Guide: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)

 

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir4,1
Part Numbers: MC968xx/A, MC969xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)
User Guide: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)

 

2010

MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir3,2
Part Numbers: MC503xx/A, MC504xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010) 

 

MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir3,1
Part Numbers: MC505xx/A, MC506xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)

 

2009

MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
Model Identifier: MacBookAir2,1
Part Numbers: MC505xx/A, MC233xx/A, MC234xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Air (Mid 2009)

 

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MacBook Air

Line of ultraportable notebook computers by Apple

The MacBook Air is a line of notebook computers developed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It consists of a full-size keyboard, a machinedaluminum case, and, in the more modern versions, a thin light structure. The Air was originally positioned above the previous MacBook line as a premium ultraportable.[2] Since then, the original MacBook's discontinuation in 2011, and lowered prices on subsequent iterations, have made the Air Apple's entry-level notebook.[3] In the current product line, the MacBook Air is situated below the performance range MacBook Pro.

The Intel-based MacBook Air was introduced in January 2008 with a 13.3-inch screen, and was promoted as the world's thinnest notebook, opening a laptop category known as the ultrabook family. Apple released a second-generation MacBook Air in October 2010, with a redesigned tapered chassis, standard solid-state storage, and added a smaller 11.6-inch version. Later revisions added Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and Thunderbolt.[4] The third generation was released in October 2018, with reduced dimensions, a Retina display, and combination USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports for data and power. An updated model was released in February 2020 with the Magic Keyboard and an option for an Intel Core i7 processor.

In November 2020, Apple released the first MacBook Air with Apple silicon based on the Apple M1 processor.

Intel-based[edit]

Main article: MacBook Air (Intel-based)

First generation (Unibody)[edit]

The original 2008 MacBook Air

Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air during Apple’s keynote address at the 2008 Macworld conference on January 15, 2008.[5] The first generation MacBook Air was a 13.3" model, initially promoted as the world's thinnest notebook at 1.9 cm (a previous record holder, 2005's Toshiba Portege R200, was 1.98 cm high).[6][7] It featured a custom[8]IntelMerom CPU and Intel GMA GPU which were 40% as big as the standard chip package.[9] It also featured an anti-glare LEDbacklitdisplay, a full-size keyboard, and a large trackpad that responded to multi-touch gestures such as pinching, swiping, and rotating.[10]

The MacBook Air was the first subcompact notebook offered by Apple after the 12" PowerBook G4 discontinued in 2006. It was also Apple's first computer with an optional solid-state drive.[11] It was Apple's first notebook since the PowerBook 2400c without a built-in removable media drive.[12] To read optical disks, users could either purchase an external USB drive such as Apple's SuperDrive or use the bundled Remote Disc software to access the drive of another computer wirelessly[13] that has the program installed.[14][15] The MacBook Air also did without a FireWire port, Ethernet port, line-in, and a Kensington Security Slot.[16]

On October 14, 2008, a new model was announced with a low-voltage Penryn processor and NvidiaGeForce graphics.[17] Storage capacity was increased to a 128 GB SSD or a 120 GB HDD,[18] and the micro-DVI video port was replaced by the Mini DisplayPort.[19] A mid-2009 version featured slightly higher battery capacity and a faster Penryn CPU.[20]

Second generation (Tapered Unibody)[edit]

Left side of Second generation MacBook Air. From left to right, MagSafe 2power connector, USBport, headphone jack and built-in microphone.

On October 20, 2010, Apple released a redesigned 13.3-inch model with a tapered enclosure, higher screen resolution, improved battery, a second USB port, stereo speakers, and standard solid state storage. An 11.6-inch model was introduced, offering reduced cost, weight, battery life, and performance relative to the 13.3-inch model, but better performance than typical netbooks of the time. Both 11-inch and 13-inch models had an analog audio output/headphone minijack supporting Apple earbuds with a microphone. The 13-inch model received a SDXC-capable SD Card slot.[21][22][23][24][10]

On July 20, 2011, Apple released updated models, which also became Apple's entry-level notebooks due to lowered prices and the discontinuation of the white MacBook around the same time.[3] The mid-2011 models were upgraded with Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 3000, backlit keyboards, Thunderbolt, and Bluetooth was upgraded to v4.0.[25][26] Maximum storage options were increased up to 256 GB. This revision also replaced the Expose (F3) key with a Mission Control key, and the Dashboard (F4) key with a Launchpad key.

On June 11, 2012, Apple updated the line with Intel Ivy Bridge dual-core Core i5 and i7 processors, HD Graphics 4000, faster memory and flash storage speeds, USB 3.0, an upgraded 720pFaceTime camera, and a thinner MagSafe 2 charging port.[27]

On June 10, 2013, Apple updated the line with Haswell processors, Intel HD Graphics 5000, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The standard memory was upgraded to 4 GB, with a maximum configuration of 8 GB. Storage started at 128 GB SSD, with options for 256 GB and 512 GB. The Haswell considerably improved battery life from the previous generation, and the models are capable of 9 hours on the 11-inch model and 12 hours on the 13-inch model; a team of reviewers exceeded expected battery life ratings during their test.[28]

In March 2015, the models were refreshed with Broadwell processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, Thunderbolt 2, and faster storage and memory.[29] In 2017 the 13-inch model received a processor speed increase from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz and the 11-inch model was discontinued. The 2017 model remained available for sale after Apple launched the next generation in 2018. It was discontinued in July 2019. Before its discontinuation it was Apple's last notebook with USB Type-A ports, MagSafe, a non-Retina display, a backlit rear Apple logo, and the startup chime.[30]

Third generation (Retina)[edit]

MacBook Air (Third generation)

On October 30, 2018, Apple released the third generation MacBook Air, with Amber Lake processors, a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, Touch ID, and two combination USB-C 3.1 gen 2/Thunderbolt 3 ports plus one audio jack. The screen displays 48% more color and the bezels are 50% narrower than the previous generation, and occupies 17% less volume. Thickness was reduced to 15.6mm and weight to 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds). It was available in three finishes, silver, space gray, and gold. Unlike the previous generation, this model could be configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, possibly because Intel never released the i7-8510Y CPU that would have been used In the previous generation.

The base 2018 model came with 8 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, 128 GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor (1.6 GHz base clock, with Turbo up to 3.6 GHz) with Intel UHD Graphics 617.[31]

Apple released updated models in July 2019 with True Tone display technology and an updated butterfly keyboard using the same components as the mid-2019 MacBook Pro.[32][33] A test found that the 256 GB SSD in the 2019 model has a 35% lower read speed than the 256 GB SSD in the 2018 model, though the write speed is slightly faster.[34]

Updated models were released in March 2020 with Ice Lake processors, updated graphics, support for 6K output to run the Pro Display XDR and other 6k monitors, and replaced the butterfly keyboard with a Magic Keyboard design similar to that found in the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro.[35][36]

Apple silicon[edit]

Main article: MacBook Air (Apple silicon)

On November 10, 2020, Apple announced an updated MacBook Air with an Apple-designed M1 processor, launched alongside an updated Mac Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro as the first Macs with Apple's new line of custom ARM-based Apple silicon processors.[37] The device uses a fanless design.[38] It also adds support for Wi-Fi 6, USB4 / Thunderbolt 3 and Wide color (P3).[39] The M1 MacBook Air can only run one external display; the previous Intel-based model was capable of running two 4K displays.[40] The FaceTime camera remains 720p but Apple advertises an improved image signal processor for higher quality video.[41]

Supported operating systems[edit]

Supported macOS releases[edit]

macOS Big Sur, the current release of macOS, will work with Wi-Fi and graphics acceleration on unsupported MacBook Air computers with a compatible patch utility.[42]

Boot Camp–supported Windows versions (Intel models only)[edit]

There is no Boot Camp support for Apple silicon models.[49]

Timeline of the MacBook family

See also: Timeline of Macintosh models

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Windows XP can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3 or earlier. This includes Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier and copies of Mac OS X 10.7 that have not been updated to Boot Camp 4.
  2. ^ abWindows Vista can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3 or earlier. This includes Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier and copies of Mac OS X 10.7 that have not been updated to Boot Camp 4.
  3. ^The 32-bit version of Windows 7 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3.1 to 6.0. This includes OS X 10.11 and earlier.
  4. ^The 64-bit version of Windows 7 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3.1 or later, running macOS High Sierra or earlier. Later versions of macOS no longer support Windows 7.
  5. ^Windows 8 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 5.0 to 6.0. This includes OS X 10.11 and earlier.
  6. ^Only 64-bit versions of Windows are supported for Windows 8 and later.
  7. ^Windows 8.1 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 5.1 or later, running macOS High Sierra or earlier. Later versions of macOS no longer support Windows 8.1.
  8. ^Windows 10 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 6.0 or later. It is the only supported version of Windows on macOS Mojave and later.

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  33. ^New MacBook Air and Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Same Keyboard as Higher-End 2019 MacBook Pros. Mac Rumors. 9 July 2019.
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MacBook Air (Intel-based)

Line of ultraportable notebook computers by Apple

The Intel-based MacBook Air is a discontinued line of notebook computers developed and manufactured by Apple Inc. from 2008 to 2020. The Air was originally positioned above the previous MacBook line as a premium ultraportable.[2] Since then, the original MacBook's discontinuation in 2011, and lowered prices on subsequent iterations, made the Air Apple's entry-level notebook.[3]

The MacBook Air was introduced in January 2008 with a 13.3-inch screen, and was promoted as the world's thinnest notebook, opening a laptop category known as the ultrabook family. Apple released a second generation MacBook Air in October 2010, with a redesigned tapered chassis, standard solid-state storage, and added a smaller 11.6-inch version. Later revisions added Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and Thunderbolt.[4] The third generation was released in October 2018, with reduced dimensions, a Retina display, and combination USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports for data and power.

The Intel-based MacBook Air was discontinued in November 2020 following the release of the first MacBook Air with Apple silicon based on the Apple M1 processor.

1st generation (Unibody)[edit]

Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air during Apple's keynote address at the 2008 Macworld conference on January 15, 2008.[5] The first generation MacBook Air was a 13.3" model, initially promoted as the world's thinnest notebook at 1.9 cm (a previous record holder, 2005's Toshiba Portege R200, was 1.98 cm high).[6][7] It featured a custom[8]IntelMerom CPU and Intel GMA GPU which were 40% as big as the standard chip package.[9] It also featured an anti-glare LEDbacklitdisplay, a full-size keyboard, and a large trackpad that responded to multi-touch gestures such as pinching, swiping, and rotating.[10] Since the release of Snow Leopard, the trackpad has also supported handwriting recognition of Chinese characters.[11]

The MacBook Air was the first subcompact notebook offered by Apple after the 12" PowerBook G4 discontinued in 2006. It was also Apple's first computer with an optional solid-state drive.[12] It was Apple's first notebook since the PowerBook 2400c without a built-in removable media drive.[13] To read optical disks, users could either purchase an external USB drive such as Apple's SuperDrive or use the bundled Remote Disc software to access the drive of another computer wirelessly[14] that has the program installed.[15][16] Either option can also be used to reinstall the system software from the included installation DVD. Remote Disc supports booting over a network, so the Air can boot from its installation DVD in another computer's drive if Remote Install Mac OS X is running on that computer. The software does not allow playing video DVDs or audio CDs, or installing Windows:[14] for these capabilities, an external USB drive is required.[14] More recent versions of OS X replaced the installation DVD with a USB flash drive containing the software, eliminating the need for remote installation.[citation needed] The MacBook Air also does without a FireWire port, Ethernet port, line-in, and a Kensington Security Slot.[17]

On October 14, 2008, a new model was announced with a low-voltage Penryn processor and NvidiaGeForce graphics.[18] Storage capacity was increased to a 128 GB SSD or a 120 GB HDD,[19] and the micro-DVI video port was replaced by the Mini DisplayPort.[20] A mid-2009 version featured slightly higher battery capacity and a faster Penryn CPU.[21]

Design[edit]

The original 2008 MacBook Air

Apple incorporated several features in the design of the MacBook Air, such as the reduction of lead to make it more environmentally friendly. The MacBook Air contains no BFRs and PVC wiring, meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, has a recyclable enclosure, and is rated EPEAT Gold. Its display is made with arsenic-free glass and contains no mercury.[6][22]

Reception[edit]

On its introduction, the MacBook Air received mixed reviews which praised its portability, but criticized the compromises made in terms of features.[23][24][25] The full-sized keyboard, lightness, thinness, and Multi-Touch trackpad were appreciated in reviews, while the limited configuration options and ports, slow speed, non-user-replaceable battery, small hard drive, and price were criticized.[23][24] The flip-down hatch on the side of the original MacBook Air was a tight fit for some headphone plugs and USB devices, requiring users to purchase an extension cable. Apple removed the flip-down hatch on the late 2010 model in favor of open ports like those of most other laptops.[26][27]

Some users have complained of CPU lockup caused by overheating. Apple released a software update in early March 2008 to fix the problem with mixed results: the deactivation of one CPU core was corrected; however, some users reported that the runaway kernel problem continued.[28] The problem is aggravated by system-intensive tasks such as video playback or video chatting.[29]

ArsTechnica found "moderate" performance improvements of the 64-GB[note 1] solid-state drive of the first-generation Air over the standard 80 GB hard drive in tests.

"Thinnest notebook"[edit]

At the launch of the MacBook Air in January 2008, Apple claimed it was the thinnest notebook in the world. This was literally true, but more important was the fact that the MacBook Air was much thinner than mainstream laptops at the time. Its total component integration and use of an entirely new class of Intel processors with a lower TDP and higher integration than previously available made it the first of a new wave of thin performance laptops. Over the years, Apple has removed the claim of being "the world's thinnest notebook" from their marketing materials as other, similarly thin laptops have come to market.

Technical specifications[edit]

2nd generation (Tapered Unibody)[edit]

Left side of a late 2010 MacBook Air. From left to right, MagSafepower connector, USBport, headphone jack and built-in microphone.

On October 20, 2010, Apple released a redesigned 13.3-inch model with a tapered enclosure, higher screen resolution, improved battery, a second USB port, stereo speakers, and standard solid state storage. An 11.6-inch model was introduced, offering reduced cost, weight, battery life, and performance relative to the 13.3-inch model, but better performance than typical netbooks of the time. Both 11-inch and 13-inch models had an analog audio output/headphone minijack supporting Apple earbuds with a microphone. The 13-inch model received a SDXC-capable SD Card slot.[34][35][36][37][10]

On July 20, 2011, Apple released updated models, which also became Apple's entry-level notebooks due to lowered prices and the discontinuation of the white MacBook around the same time.[3] The mid-2011 models were upgraded with Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 3000, backlit keyboards, Thunderbolt, and Bluetooth was upgraded to v4.0.[38][39] Maximum storage options were increased up to 256 GB. These models use a less expensive "Eagle Ridge" Thunderbolt controller that provides two Thunderbolt channels (2 × 10 Gbit/s bidirectional), compared to the MacBook Pro which uses a "Light Ridge" controller that provides four Thunderbolt channels (4 × 10 Gbit/s bidirectional). This revision also replaced the Expose (F3) key with a Mission Control key, and the Dashboard (F4) key with a Launchpad key.

On June 11, 2012, Apple updated the line with Intel Ivy Bridge dual-core Core i5 and i7 processors, HD Graphics 4000, faster memory and flash storage speeds, USB 3.0, an upgraded 720pFaceTime camera, and a thinner MagSafe 2 charging port.[40]

On June 10, 2013, Apple updated the line with Haswell processors, Intel HD Graphics 5000, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The standard memory was upgraded to 4 GB, with a maximum configuration of 8 GB. Storage started at 128 GB SSD, with options for 256 GB and 512 GB. The Haswell considerably improved battery life from the previous generation, and the models are capable of 9 hours on the 11-inch model and 12 hours on the 13-inch model; a team of reviewers exceeded expected battery life ratings during their test.[41]

In March 2015, the models were refreshed with Broadwell processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, Thunderbolt 2, and faster storage and memory.[42] In 2017 the 13-inch model received a processor speed increase from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz and the 11-inch model was discontinued. The 2017 model remained available for sale after Apple launched the next generation in 2018. It was discontinued in July 2019. Before its discontinuation it was Apple's last notebook with USB Type-A ports, MagSafe, a non-Retina display, a backlit rear Apple logo, and the startup chime (until the introduction of M1-powered MacBooks in 2020).[43]

Design and upgradability[edit]

Although MacBook Air components are officially non-user-replaceable, third parties do sell upgrade kits for the SSDs. The flash memory and battery are enclosed in the casing, and the RAM is soldered onto the motherboard. The flash memory is difficult to access and has a 128 MB cache[44] and a mSATA connection (updated to a proprietary PCIe interface) to the motherboard.[45]

Issues[edit]

Due to a more mature manufacturing process, the CPUs in the second-generation MacBook Air performs better under load, as the first generation chips ran hotter—the processor needed to be throttled to avoid overheating and this further degraded performance.[46]

On October 17, 2013, Apple announced a replacement program for the 64 GB and 128 GB MacBook Air flash storage drives installed in Air systems purchased between June 2012 and June 2013.[47]

Reception[edit]

Comparison with iPad and netbooks[edit]

Although the 11-inch Air is only 0.6 pounds lighter than the 13-inch Air, the biggest difference is the footprint which gives each model a distinct category; the 13-inch Air is much closer in size to most other conventional laptops, while the 11-inch Air is almost small enough to fit in a space that can hold an iPad.[48][49]

The 11-inch MacBook Air carried the desirable essential attributes of a netbook, but without the drawbacks of a slower processor and less capable operating system,[50] albeit at a higher price.[51][52][53][54][55] At the low end, Apple introduced the iPad—a different form factor than the netbook, but with improved computing capabilities and lower production cost. Both of these led to a decline in netbook sales, and most PC manufacturers have consequently discontinued their netbook lines in response.[56] Capitalizing on the success of the MacBook Air,[57] Intel promoted ultrabooks as a new high-mobility standard, which has been hailed by some analysts as succeeding where netbooks failed.[58][59][60]

Intel's ultrabook competition[edit]

Intel developed a set of specifications for the ultrabook, a higher-end type of subnotebook produced by various PC manufacturers and usually running Windows. Competing directly with the Air, ultrabooks are intended to reduce size and weight, and extend battery life without compromising performance.[61][62][63]

Through July 1, 2013, the MacBook Air took in 56 percent of all ultrabook sales in the United States, despite being one of the higher-priced competitors.[64] Apple had previously dominated the premium PC market, in 2009 having a 91 percent market share for PCs priced at more than $1,000, according to NPD, and ultrabooks were an attempt by other PC manufacturers to move in on Apple's turf.[65] While Apple's MacBook lines were not immune to this consumer trend towards mobile devices,[66] they still managed to ship 2.8 million MacBooks in Q2 2012 (the majority of which were the MacBook Air) compared to 500,000 total ultrabooks,[67][68] despite there being dozens of ultrabooks from various manufacturers on the market while Apple only offered 11-inch and 13-inch models of the Macbook Air.[69]Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett attributes Apple's increased success in the enterprise market to the 2010 MacBook Air and the iPad.[70]

While several ultrabooks were able to claim individual distinctions such as being the lightest or thinnest, the MacBook Air was regarded by reviewers as the best all-around ultrabook in regard to "OS X experience, full keyboard, superior trackpad, Thunderbolt connector and the higher-quality, all-aluminum unibody construction".[64]

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 has a similar size and price to the 11-inch MacBook Air;[71][72] Apple CEO Tim Cook has criticized the Surface Pro and other ultrabook hybrids running the touch-based Windows 8, that attempt to combine PC and tablet functionality in one device, saying that such devices were confusing like trying to "combine a fridge and a toaster".[73][74]

When released in October 2010, the 13-inch model's screen resolution was higher than the average 1366x768 screens of similar sized laptops. However, by 2013, with many premium ultrabooks having high resolution screens (1080p or greater) as standard or upgrades, the MacBook Air was increasingly criticized for sticking with a low-resolution screen. Many in the tech community had expected Apple to release a MacBook Air with Retina Display by the summer of 2013, similar to the MacBook Pro Retina which came out in 2012.[75] The October 2013 refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, with a slimmer chassis and a lower price point, was mentioned as a potential MacBook Air alternative as the battery life is not much shorter while not being considerably bulkier.[2][76] Apple released an entry-level version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro on October 27, 2016, which was specifically targeted towards MacBook Air users.[77] A Retina MacBook Air was released in late 2018.

The 11.6-inch MacBook Air, introduced in October 2010, is only slightly larger and heavier (when closed) than the iPad 2. The 11.6-inch Air has been regarded as thin and light compared to other ultraportables, such as the Sony VAIO Z and the 11-inch Samsung Series 9.[78]

As of 2013, several ultrabooks such as the Sony VAIO Pro have managed smaller dimensions than the MacBook Air by using carbon fiber construction.[79][80][81]

Technical specifications[edit]

Table of models
Model Late 2010

(October)[83][84]

Mid 2011

(July)[85][86]

Mid 2012

(June)[87][88]

Mid 2013

(June)[89][90]

Early 2014

(April)[91]

Early 2015

(March)[92]

Mid 2017

(June)[93]

Model identifier11"MacBookAir3,1 MacBookAir4,1 MacBookAir5,1 MacBookAir6,1 MacBookAir7,1 N/A
13"MacBookAir3,2 MacBookAir4,2 MacBookAir5,2 MacBookAir6,2 MacBookAir7,2
Model number (on underside)11"A1370 A1465 N/A
13"A1369 A1466
Part number (order number)11"MC505LL/A ($999)

MC506LL/A ($1199)

MC968LL/A ($999)

MC969LL/A ($1199)

MD223LL/A ($999)

MD224LL/A ($1099)

MD711LL/A ($999)

MD712LL/A ($1199)

MD711LL/B ($899)

MD712LL/B ($1099)

MJVM2LL/A ($899)

MJVP2LL/A ($1099)

N/A
13"MC503LL/A ($1299)

MC504LL/A ($1599)

MC965LL/A ($1299)

MC966LL/A ($1599)

MD508LL/A (Education Only, sold in packs of five for $4995, $999 each)[94]

MD231LL/A ($1199)

MD232LL/A ($1499)

MD628LL/A (Education Only, sold in packs of five for $4995, $999 each)[95]

MD760LL/A ($1099)

MD761LL/A ($1299)

MD760LL/B ($999)

MD761LL/B ($1199)

MJVE2LL/A ($999)

MJVG2LL/A ($1199)

MMGF2LL/A (2016, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD) ($999)

MMGG2LL/A (2016, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD) ($1199)

MQD32LL/A (128 GB SSD) ($999)

MQD42LL/A (256 GB SSD) ($1199)

Display
(glossy)
11"11.6", native 1366 × 768 pixels (16:9, 135 ppi) TN. Lower resolutions supported N/A
13"13.3", native 1440 × 900 pixels (16:10, 128 ppi) TN. Lower resolutions supported
Graphics
(shared with system memory)
Nvidia GeForce 320M using 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM with Mini DisplayPort output Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor using: 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM (11" base model, 13" Education Only)

384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM (all other models)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor with up to 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM shared from main memory Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor with up to 1.5 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory Intel HD Graphics 6000 processor with up to 1.5 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Front-side bus / DMI11"800 MHz IntelDirect Media Interface, 5.0 GT/s
13"1066 MHz
Processor11"1.4 GHz (SU9400) Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 MB on-chip L2 cache. Optional 1.6 GHz (SU9600) Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 MB on-chip L2 cache (+$100 option, for MC506LL/A model only)1.6 GHz (i5-2467M) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache. Optional 1.8 GHz (i7-2677M) 2-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache (+$150 option, for MC969LL/A model only)1.7 GHz (i5-3317U) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache. Optional 2.0 GHz (i7-3667U) 2-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache (+$150 option, for MD224LL/A model only)1.3 GHz (i5-4250U) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache

Optional 1.7 GHz (i7-4650U) dual-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache (+$150 option, for all models)

1.4 GHz (i5-4260U) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache

Optional 1.7 GHz (i7-4650U) dual-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache (+$150 option, for all models)

1.6 GHz (i5-5250U) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache

Optional 2.2 GHz (i7-5650U) 2-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache

N/A
13"1.86 GHz (SL9400) Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 MB on-chip L2 cache

Optional 2.13 GHz (SL9600) Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 MB on-chip L2 cache (+$100 option, for MC504LL/A model only)

1.7 GHz (i5-2557M) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache. Optional 1.8 GHz (i7-2677M) 2-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache (+$100 option, for MC966LL/A model only)1.6 GHz (i5-2467M) dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache (Education Only)1.8 GHz (i5-3427U) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache Optional 2.0 GHz (i7-3667U) 2-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache (+$100 option, for MD232LL/A model only)1.7 GHz (i5-3317U) 2-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache (Education Only)1.8 GHz (i5-5350U) dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache. Optional 2.2 GHz (i7-5650U) 2-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache
Memory2 GB (IEC defined GiB) of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM

Optional 4 GB (+$100 option, for all models)

2 GB (11" base model; 13" Education Only model) Optional 4 GB (+$100 option, for MC968LL/A model only) of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (all other models) 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM

Optional 8 GB (+$100 option, for all models)

4 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM

Optional 8 GB (+$100 option, for all models)

4 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM

Optional 8 GB (8 GB standard for the 13" version since April 19, 2016)

8 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Solid-state drive (on all models) 11"64 GB (MC505LL/A)

128 GB (MC506LL/A)

64 GB (MC968LL/A)

128 GB (MC969LL/A)

Optional 256 GB (+$300 option, for MC969LL/A model only)

64 GB (MD223LL/A)

128 GB (MD224LL/A)

Optional 256 (+$300 option) or 512 GB (+$800 option, both for MD224LL/A model only)

128 GB PCIe-based storage(MD711LL/A, MD760LL/A, MD711LL/B, MD760LL/B, MJVM2LL/A, MJVE2LL/A, MMGF2LL/A)

256 GB PCIe-based storage(MD712LL/A, MD761LL/A, MD712LL/B, MD761LL/B, MJVP2LL/A, MJVG2LL/A, MMGG2LL/A)

Optional 512 GB (+$300 option, for 256 GB models only)

N/A
13"128 GB (MC503LL/A)

256 GB (MC504LL/A)

128 GB (MC965LL/A)

256 GB (MC966LL/A)

64 GB (Education Only)

128 GB (MD231LL/A)

256 GB (MD232LL/A)

Optional 512 GB (+$500 option, for MD232LL/A model only)64 GB (Education Only)

128 GB PCIe-based storage(MQD32LL/A)

256 GB PCIe-based storage(MQD42LL/A)

Optional 512 GB

Video cameraiSight (480p) FaceTime HD (720p)
Connectivity
Internal Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 a/b/g/n) (Broadcom BCM43224, dual-band 300 Mbit/s) Internal Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) (Broadcom BCM4360-based, dual-band 867 Mbit/s)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDRBluetooth 4.0
Optional Apple USB Ethernet 100 Mbit AdapterOptional Apple USB Ethernet 100 Mbit AdapterOptional Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Optional Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 Adapter

Peripheral connections2× USB 2.0 2× USB 3.0
1× Mini DisplayPort video port 1× Thunderbolt port1× Thunderbolt 2 port

Up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz

MagSafeMagSafe 2
1× SDXC card slot (13" only)
Audio3.5 mm headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Minimum operating systemMac OS X 10.6 Snow LeopardMac OS X 10.7 LionOS X 10.8 Mountain LionOS X 10.9 MavericksOS X 10.10 YosemitemacOS 10.12 Sierra
Latest release operating systemmacOS 10.13 High SierramacOS 10.15 CatalinamacOS 11 Big SurmacOS 12 Monterey
Battery
(non-removable lithium-ion polymer)
11"35-watt-hour 38-watt-hour N/A
13"50-watt-hour 54-watt-hour
Battery cycle count[33]1000
Unit weight11"2.38 lb (1.08 kg) N/A
13"2.96 lb (1.34 kg)
Dimensions11"11.8 in (30 cm) wide × 7.56 in (19.2 cm) deep × 0.11 in (0.3 cm) to 0.68 in (1.7 cm) high N/A
13"12.8 in (33 cm) wide × 8.94 in (22.7 cm) deep × 0.11 in (0.3 cm) to 0.68 in (1.7 cm) high

3rd generation (Retina)[edit]

MacBook Air (Third generation)

On October 30, 2018, Apple released the third generation MacBook Air, with Amber Lake processors, a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, Touch ID, and two combination USB-C 3.1 gen 2/Thunderbolt 3 ports plus one audio jack. The screen displays 48% more color and the bezels are 50% narrower than the previous generation, and occupies 17% less volume. Thickness is reduced to 15.6mm and weight to 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds). It is available in three finishes, silver, space gray, and gold. Unlike the previous generation, this model cannot be configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, possibly because Intel never released the i7-8510Y CPU that would have been used.

The base 2018 model comes with 8GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor (1.6 GHz base clock, with Turbo up to 3.6 GHz) and Intel UHD Graphics 617.[96]

Apple released updated models in July 2019 with True Tone display technology and an updated butterfly keyboard using the same components as the mid-2019 MacBook Pro.[97][98] A test found that the 256GB SSD in the 2019 model has a 35% lower read speed than the 256GB SSD in the 2018 model, though the write speed is slightly faster.[99]

Updated models were released in March 2020 with Ice Lake processors, updated graphics, support for 6K output to run the Pro Display XDR, and replaced the butterfly keyboard with a Magic Keyboard design similar to that found in the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro.[100][101]

Design[edit]

The third generation MacBook Air follows the design of the previous generation with a tapered aluminum enclosure, but takes some design elements from the Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro, such as a flush display with black bezels and a glossy opaque Apple logo on the rear, and an edge-to-edge trackpad.[102]

Apple repair expert Louis Rossmann has criticised the third generation MacBook Air's hardware layout, noting that the fan's position makes it sub-optimal for cooling and can lead to overheating-related issues.[103][104]

Technical specifications[edit]

Table of models
Model Late 2018 (October)[105]Mid 2019 (July) Early 2020 (March)
Model identifierMacBookAir8,1[106]MacBookAir8,2 MacBookAir9,1
Model number (on underside)A1932 A2179
Part number (order number)MRE82xx/A, MREA2xx/A, MREE2xx/A, MRE92xx/A, MREC2xx/A, MREF2xx/A, MUQT2xx/A, MUQU2xx/A, MUQV2xx/A[107]MVFH2xx/A, MVFJ2xx/A, MVFK2xx/A, MVFL2xx/A, MVFM2xx/A, MVFN2xx/A, MVH62xx/A, MVH82xx/A MVH22xx/A, MVH42xx/A, MVH52xx/A, MWTJ2xx/A, MWTK2xx/A, MWTL2xx/A
Display
(glossy)
13.3", native 2560 x 1600 pixels (16:10, 227 ppi) IPS. Lower resolutions supported 13.3", native 2560 x 1600 pixels (16:10, 227 ppi) IPS. True Tone display. Lower resolutions supported
Graphics(shared with system memory)Intel UHD Graphics 617 with up to 1.5 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory Intel Iris Plus Graphics
DMI4 GT/s On Package DMI interconnect Interface 3.0 (OPI) (Max. Theoretical Bandwidth 4 GB/s)
Processor1.6 GHz (i5-8210Y) dual‑core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost 3.6 GHz, with 4 MB L3‑cache 1.1 GHz (i3-1000NG4) 2-core Intel Core i3 Ice Lake (10th Gen), Turbo Boost 3.2 GHz, with 4 MB L3-cache

Optional 1.1 GHz (i5-1030NG7) 4-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz, with 6 MB L3-cache or 1.2 GHz (i7-1060NG7) 4-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost 3.8 GHz, with 8 MB L3-cache at time of purchase

Memory
8 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM[108]
Optional 16 GB at the time of purchase, not upgradable after.
8 GB of 3733 MHz LPDDR4X SDRAM

Optional 16 GB at time of purchase, not upgradable after

Storage128 or 256 GB PCIe-based SSD
Optional 512 GB or 1.5 TB at the time of purchase before July 7, 2019, 512 GB or 1 TB since then, not upgradable after.[109]
128 GB (education institutions only),[110] 256, 512 GB PCIe-based SSD

Optional 512 GB, 1, or 2 TB at the time of purchase, not upgradable after

Security chipApple T2
Keyboard
Butterfly Magic Keyboard (scissor-switch)
Video cameraFaceTime HD (720p)
Connectivity
Internal Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 5.0
Peripheral connections2× Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C3.1 Gen 2) ports supporting charging and DisplayPort
Supports two 4096x2304 displays or one 5120x2880 (MST) display
2× Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C3.1 Gen 2) ports supporting charging
Supports two 4096x2304 displays or one 6016x3384 (MST) display
1× 3.5 mm headphone jack
Battery (non-removable lithium-ion polymer) 11.4 V 49.9 W·h (4,379 mA·h)[111]
Battery cycle count[33]1000
Unit weight2.75 lb (1.25 kg) 2.8 lb (1.29 kg)
Greenhouse gas emissions176 kg CO2e[112]174 kg CO2e[113]
Dimensions11.97 in (30 cm) wide × 8.36 in (21.2 cm) deep × 0.16 in (0.4 cm) to 0.61 in (1.5 cm) high 11.97 in (30 cm) wide × 8.36 in (21.2 cm) deep × 0.16 in (0.4 cm) to 0.63 in (1.6 cm) high

Supported OSes[edit]

Supported macOS releases[edit]

The patch for the current release of macOS, Big Sur, will work with Wi-Fi on unsupported MacBook Airs from Late 2008 and later.[114] Likewise, the patch for macOS Monterey, the next major release, will also support the Late 2008 MacBook Air and later.[115] Graphics acceleration only works on MacBook Airs released in 2012 and later, which have metal-capable GPUs.[114]

Boot Camp-supported Windows versions[edit]

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Finding the right product(s) for your device can be a bit confusing, especially as newer models come out. Follow our guide below to locate your MacBook model.

Once you know your product's model, you can then check the 'Spec' section on the product page to verify if the product works on your device. 

 

Identifying your MacBook

With your MacBook turned on, click the Apple Logo located at the top left corner of the menu bar, followed by 'About this Mac'. A window will appear showing your computer's model name - for example, MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) as seen in the photo below.

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You can also use your MacBook's model identifier to locate the right product. Start by removing any case on your MacBook and turning it over. In the first line of text, you will then locate the model identifier/number as seen in the photo below. 

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Product NameModel NumberYear Released
MacBook Air 13 (13-inch, 2020)A21792020
MacBook Air 13 (Thunderbolt 3/USB-C)A19322018-2019
MacBook Air 13A1466, A13692010-2017
MacBook Air 11A1465, A13702010-2013
MacBook Pro 16 (Thunderbolt 3/USB-C)A21412019
MacBook Pro 15 (Thunderbolt 3/USB-C)A1990, A17072016-2019
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two/ Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)A2289, A22512020
MacBook Pro 13 (Thunderbolt 3/USB-C)A1989, A1708, A1706, A21592016-2019
MacBook Pro 15 RetinaA13982012-2015
MacBook Pro 13 RetinaA1502, A14252012-2015
MacBook Pro 12 RetinaA15342015-2018
MacBook Pro 15 UnibodyA1278, A12862008-2012

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