Preorders for the updated Air go on sale on July 8th.The launch date for Apple's forthcoming MacBook Air with M2 CPU has been announced. The new $1,199 laptop will start delivering on July 15 after a somewhat longer than usual wait; preorders go live on July 8 at 8AM ET. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that was revealed at WWDC 2022 is currently in stock. This MacBook Air is offering a lot more that's new, such a MagSafe charger, 1080p webcam, and a revamped design with a larger, notched 13.6-inch display, whereas the familiar-looking model was the first out of the gate with the second-generation CPU. The new MacBook Air is unquestionably the more colorful and interesting-looking one, even though it starts off cheaper than its 13-inch Pro rival. It ditches the wedge-shaped design of earlier Air laptops in favor of a more traditional slab and comes in a new, deeper shade. Following the WWDC announcement, we had a brief hands-on with a demo unit, and we were immediately struck by how tiny and light the Air is—it is only 11mm thick and weighs 2.7 pounds. In comparison to being forced to use a Touch Bar like the 13-inch Pro with M2, it now has a notch at the top of its larger screen, just like the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs. On paper, the new MacBook Air appears to have a lot of potential, but we'll have to wait and see how its updated specifications and design perform until we get to use it more. A four-speaker sound system with capability for broad stereo and spatial audio is also included into the device. Additionally, it has a trio of microphones. The next-generation M2 processor supports up to 24GB of RAM and has an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU. The M2 provides improvements in performance and economy over the M1 thanks to its 18% faster CPU, 35% faster GPU, and 40% faster Neural Engine. The new MacBook Air has a starting price of $1,199 in the US. The M1-equipped MacBook Air from the previous model is still on sale for $999.