Comment: A new 12-inch MacBook couldn’t fit Apple’s current Mac lineup – and I’m glad it doesn’t

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By Muhammad Usman

Apple stopped making the 12-inch MacBook three years ago. At the time, the fanless, lightweight Mac attracted a lot of attention, but as time passed, people appeared to forget what a terrible choice this machine was. I don’t think Apple will bring back this Mac, despite some speculations to the contrary; the business already has the ideal replacement.

In 2015, Apple has a history of making poor decisions. Do you recall the first butterfly keyboard? the iSight 480p camera? the low-cost, weak-performing Intel M CPU series? What if there was just one USB-C port? You’re staring at the original 12-inch MacBook if the answers to those questions make you go “yikes.”

Naturally, there were a few things about this Mac that merited commendation. It featured lovely finishing, an excellent battery, a wonderful trackpad, and was quite light. Remember? In 2015, trackpads were supposed to be terrible. But aside from that, it almost seemed as though this Mac was designed to deceive users.

Over $1,000 was spent on the 12-inch MacBook. The webcam, CPU, and keyboard were all extremely subpar, and the pricing was high. Of course, Apple waited a very long time to include a decent camera in a Mac, but the 12-inch MacBook’s webcam was the worst.

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

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

In light of all of this, Apple did express regret for this awful Mac experience five years later when it unveiled a new, lightweight computer: the 13-inch M1 MacBook Air.

Even Apple was taken aback by the M1’s strength. Based on the A14 Bionic CPU from the iPhone, it was capable of competing with the top processors on the market and had an incredible battery life of up to 17 hours when conducting online browsing, doing office work, utilizing social media, watching videos, and listening to music. The ideal PC, for sure.

Even without a 1080p camera or a fresh design, the 2015 generation of MacBooks was at least attractive. Now that the M1 MacBook Air has two USB-C ports, customers may at least charge the device while using the other port as they choose.

Again, the M1 MacBook Air is what got me to consider why it wouldn’t make sense for Apple to release a new 12-inch MacBook – at least for the time being. When the updated M2 option was introduced, Apple didn’t remove it. It’s also crucial to note that it costs $999, which is a fair price for a computer that is still extremely good.

Which MacBook Should You Buy?

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The MacBooks from Apple began a new phase in 2020. The business released the first Macs with the Apple-designed M1 CPU after announcing that it will stop utilizing the Intel chips it had been using since 2006. In 2022, the business will have four additional chips in its lineup: the M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra, two of which will power the most recent MacBook Pro models, and the M2 chip, which will replace the M1.

The processors provide the business more control over its hardware and software and are based on the ARM architecture, just like Apple’s iPhones. They increase the power and efficiency of their computers, resulting in much better performance and battery life. You also have other benefits, such as the capacity to use mobile apps created initially for iOS. However, picking a MacBook has become more challenging. Although Apple no longer sells Macs with Intel processors, you may still get one from a different vendor with only a few more years of service. Is one worth purchasing? Or should you invest everything in Apple silicon? Here are some things we believe you should buy with your hard-earned money.

August 2022 update: Our opinions of the brand-new 13-inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and most recent M2 chip have been included.

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