Comment: A new 12-inch MacBook might not fit Apple’s current Mac lineup

Three years ago, Apple discontinued the 12-inch MacBook. The lightweight, fanless Mac got a lot of attention at the time, but over the years people seemed to forget what a bad option this computer was. Despite some rumors that Apple might relaunch this Mac, here’s why I don’t think it will happen since the company already has the perfect alternative.

It was 2015 and Apple was committed to making bad choices. Do you remember the original butterfly keyboard? The iSight 480p camera? The cheap, underpowered Intel M-series processor? What about a single USB-C port? If those questions make you feel ‘yikes’, well, you’re looking at the original 12-inch MacBook.

Of course, there were a few things this Mac was worth praising. Very light, good battery, had nice finishes and a nice trackpad. Remember? It was 2015, trackpads were supposed to be bad. But other than that, it almost felt like this Mac was made to fool people.

The 12-inch MacBook cost over $1,000. It was very expensive for a bad keyboard, a completely underpowered processor and a terrible webcam. Sure, Apple took forever to get its Macs equipped with a real webcam, but this one found on the 12-inch MacBook was the worst.

The MacBook Air M1 is the perfect replacement for the 12-inch MacBook

With all that in mind, Apple apologized for that terrible Mac experience five years later when it introduced a new lightweight fanless computer: the 13-inch MacBook Air M1.

The power of the M1 processor even surprised Apple. Based on the iPhone’s A14 Bionic chip, it was good enough to compete with the best processors available on the market while offering incredible battery life: people could get up to 17 hours of battery life while surfing the web , working, using social networks. , consuming video and music streams. Indeed, the dream computer.

M1 MacBook Air

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Although it doesn’t have a 1080p camera or a new design, the 2015 era of MacBooks looked good, at least. Now, with two USB-C ports, users can at least charge the computer and use the other port as they wish with the MacBook Air M1.

Also, what really got me thinking about why Apple doesn’t make sense to introduce a new 12-inch MacBook — at least for now — is, again, the M1 MacBook Air. Apple didn’t discontinue it when it introduced the redesigned M2 option. It’s also important to note that it costs $999 – a reasonable price for a still very good computer.

How could a new cheap MacBook make sense?

last month, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on a 12-inch MacBook for late 2023 or early 2024. The post said:

Apple has also started work on a new 12-inch laptop and plans to launch it in late 2023 or early 2024. If Apple goes ahead with the release, it would be the company’s smallest laptop since it started. discontinued the 12-inch MacBook. in 2019.

Thinking that Apple is still a few years away from introducing this Mac, the company would prepare the fourth generation of its own silicon. With that in mind, it would make sense for Apple to consider introducing a cheaper option – likely with the M1 chip, but with a new brand. The problem is that this computer already exists.

Other than that possibility, I don’t see why Apple would ever introduce such a small computer with a processor that’s currently available on a beautiful Mac, or maybe we could see MacBooks with the Apple Watch processor. Would you be in?

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