Apple Updates MacBook Air with Retina Display

Apple is finally updating the MacBook Air. And, at last, it has a retina display and two USB-C ports. There's no SD card reader.

The 13.3-inch display offers over 4 million pixels, though the company didn't mention a specific resolution on-stage.

The new MacBook Air also has TouchID. It's the first MacBook to use the fingerprint reader without a Touch Bar, like the more expensive MacBook PRos. It uses Apple's T2 chip to secure TouchID information and to protect data during the boot process, as well as data encryption for the SSD.

The refreshed device was announced at an event in Brooklyn today, where CEO Tim Cook described the lineup as being “designed for creativity.” He said there is an install base of 100 million.