The 13-inch MacBook Air supports Bluetooth 5.3 states Apple on the device’s updated tech specs sheet.
Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that enables users to transfer photos, videos, and other files and more importantly connect to devices like headphones, keyboards, and controllers within range.
Bluetooth 5 is the latest wireless communication standard which offers significant upgrades like more bandwidth from the previous version to support faster speed, an increase in the amount of transferable data, and more range. Released in 2021, Bluetooth 5.3 is a minor update with several enhancements to improve users’ experience.
13-inch MacBook Air offers improved Bluetooth connectivity and power efficiency
In June, Apple launched the larger 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chip and Bluetooth 5.3, along with a new sound system and larger battery. The tech giant has also expanded the tech to the older model as well.
At the time of launch in 2022, the 13-inch MacBook Air powered by the M2 chip supported Bluetooth 5.0. and now it supports Bluetooth 5.3.states the laptop’s tech specs page.
With improved Bluetooth 5.3., the 2022 MacBook Air will offer energy-saving, protection, connectivity, and other enhancements.
The latest version adds several feature enhancements, including enhancements to Periodic Advertising, Encryption Key Size Control, and Channel Classification. The latest version also incorporates a new Connection Subrating feature and removes the Alternate MAC and PHY (AMP) Extension. These updates have the potential to improve reliability, energy efficiency, and user experience in many Bluetooth® enabled products. – Bluetooth
However, the 13-inch MacBook Air (2022) still supports Wi-Fi 6, along with the15-inch MacBook Air (2023) even though Apple offers W-Fi 6E support in other new Apple Silicon Macs like 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2023), Mac mini (2023), Mac Studio (2023) and Mac Pro (2023).