A new 12-inch MacBook could not fit Apple’s current Mac series

Three years ago, Apple discontinued the 12-inch MacBook. The fanless, lightweight Mac got a lot of attention at the time, but as the years went by, people seemed to forget how bad an alternative this computer was. Despite some rumors saying that Apple may revive this Mac, that’s why I do not think it will happen since the company already has the perfect option.

It was 2015, and Apple was obliged to make bad choices. Do you remember the original butterfly keyboard? The 480p iSight camera? The cheap and not very powerful Intel M processor series? How about a single USB-C port? If these questions make you feel “jipp”, well, you’re looking at the original 12-inch MacBook.

Of course, there were a few things this Mac deserved to be praised for. It was very light, had a good battery, had beautiful surfaces and had a nice trackpad. Remember? It was 2015, the track surfaces were meant to be bad. But other than that, it almost felt like this Mac was made to fool people.

The 12-inch MacBook costs over $ 1,000. It was very expensive for a bad keyboard, a completely underrated processor and a terrible webcam. Of course, Apple spent ages giving their Macs a proper webcam, but this one found on a 12-inch MacBook was the worst.

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

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

The power of the M1 processor had 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 providing a fantastic battery life: People could get up to 17 hours of battery life while surfing the web, working, using social media, consumes video and streams music. In fact, the dream computer.

How can a new affordable MacBook make sense?

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on a 12-inch MacBook for the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024. The publication said:

Apple has also begun work on a new 12-inch laptop and is considering launching it in late 2023 or early 2024. If Apple goes ahead with the release, it will represent the company’s smallest laptop since it discontinued the 12-inch MacBook in 2019. .

Given that Apple is still a few years away from introducing this Mac, the company will be preparing the fourth generation of its own silicon. With that in mind, it would make sense if Apple planned to introduce a cheaper alternative – probably with the M1 chip – but with a new brand. The problem is that this computer already exists.

Aside from this possibility, I can not see why Apple should ever introduce such a small computer with a processor that is currently available on a nice Mac. Or maybe we could see MacBooks running the Apple Watch processor. Would you like to be a part of it?

Do you think Apple should bring back the 12-inch MacBook? And if so, how do you think the company would do it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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