The impression of Apple’s MacBook product line has always been thin and delicate, and the 12-inch MacBook launched in 2015 has once again strengthened this impression. Although the 12-inch MacBook is exquisite in appearance, its performance is not satisfactory due to its combination of passive cooling and x86 processors. Apple announced its discontinuation in July 2019. With the development of Apple’s self-developed processors in recent years, some consumers hope Apple to launch the 12-inch MacBook and equip it with M-series processors. According to a report from Wccftech, Mark Gurman said that Apple will not launch a new 12-inch MacBook in 2023.
“If there’s any major saving grace for the Mac lineup in 2023, it’s a planned 15-inch MacBook Air. A new 12-inch MacBook is no longer on Apple’s near-term road map however,” Mark Gurman said.
The size of the 12-inch MacBook
is 280x196x13.1mm, and the weight is 0.92 kg. It was still very thin and light at the time, but some of its shortcomings cannot be ignored. It was still very thin and light at the time, but some of its shortcomings cannot be ignored. First of all, there are too few ports. There is only one Type-C port and one 3.5mm headphone jack. The Type-C interface does not support the Thunderbolt protocol.
The 12-inch MacBook has launched three models. The first and second models use the first-generation butterfly keyboard, and the third model uses the second-generation butterfly keyboard. Consumer feedback on this type of keyboard was not good, and Apple also switched back to the scissor keyboard on the MacBook Pro launched in 2020. Due to the passive heat dissipation design, the first and second 12-inch MacBooks are equipped with Intel Core M series ultra-low voltage processors. The third model can be equipped with the highest Core i7-7Y75 processor. Although the power consumption is low, its performance is still far behind U series processors.