Apple Refreshes 12-Inch MacBook with Faster Skylake Processors, Rose Gold, and Longer Battery Life


Apple today refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with Intel’s sixth-generation Core M processors. Clocked at up to 1.3GHz, the processor is capable of reaching speeds of as high as 3.1GHz through Turbo Boost. It also supports faster 1866MHz RAM and features an Intel HD Graphics 515 that delivers up to 25% percent graphics performance.

Apple has also used faster PCIe-based flash storage on the updated 12-inch MacBook for better performance. Apart from better performance, the upgraded processors have also allowed Apple to extend the battery life of the MacBook from 10 hours to 11 hours. Lastly, all variants of the 12-inch MacBook will now also come with 8GB of RAM.

Sadly, the design of the laptop remains exactly the same as its predecessor, which means that new 12-inch MacBook still features only one USB Type-C 3.1 port for all its connectivity and charging needs. On the plys side, this is still among the thinnest and lightest laptops available in the market, with a 13.1mm waistline and weighing just under 2 pounds. Just like its iOS devices, Apple will now also be offering the MacBook in a Rose Gold color.

“MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish.”

You can order the updated 12-inch MacBook right away from Apple’s online store, and can purchase it from one of the company’s retail store from tomorrow.

Additionally, Apple also announced that it is increasing the base amount of RAM across all variants of the 13-inch MacBook Air to 8GB.

[Via Apple]