Take a tour of MacBook Air
Note: This guide is for the current 13-inch MacBook Air with M1 chip. If you’re not sure which model you have or want to find information and documentation for other models, see the Apple Support article Identify your MacBook Air model.
The MacBook Air has the following features:
Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports: Charge your computer, transfer data at Thunderbolt 3 or USB 4 speeds (up to 40 Gbps), connect to a display or projector, and more. The ports can also charge devices, such as an iPad or a rechargeable trackpad or keyboard.
3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or external speakers to listen to your favorite music or movies.
FaceTime HD camera: Make FaceTime video calls or take pictures and video. If the green indicator light next to the camera is glowing, the camera is on. See FaceTime and Use the built-in camera on Mac in the macOS User Guide.
Touch ID (the power button): Press to turn on your MacBook Air (or just lift the lid). You can also lock your Mac by pressing the Touch ID button. When you first start up or restart, you need to log in by typing your password. After you set up Touch ID, you can authenticate with a touch instead of typing your password (after your first login), and use Touch ID for Apple Pay purchases. See MacBook Air Magic Keyboard with Touch ID.
Microphones: Talk with friends or record audio with multiple built-in microphones.
Force Touch trackpad: Control your MacBook Air with gestures. The entire trackpad surface acts as a button so you can easily click anywhere. For more about using gestures, see MacBook Air trackpad.