New MacBook Air Features: What’s New in WWDC 2013

“The MacBook Air really gave us a direction of where the notebook can go,” said Phil Schiller. “We’re really proud that we lead the industry in the most environmentally friendly products.” Energy Star 5.2, EPAT Gold, arsenic-free and mercury-free displays, PVC-free and they’re all “highly recyclable.”

What’s new on the MacBook Air?

– the 11-inch is going from 5 hours of battery life up to 9! The 13-incher goes from 7 hours to 12.

– 10 hours of iTunes movie, says Phil. “You can watch almost the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy!”

– 802.11ac WiFi, which gives you up to 3x the performance

– new AirPort Base Station, that measures 4 inches wide 6.5-inches tall

– New MacBook Air prices: 11-inch with 128GB starts at $999. The 13-inch with 128GB is $1099. They ship today.

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