Apple's New 12-Inch MacBook Now Widely Available for Store Pickup

Following the launch of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook earlier this week, Apple Stores in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, U.K. and other countries have begun receiving limited stock of the notebook to set up as display models and to fulfill in-store purchases.

Rose-Gold-MacBook-2016
Apple today reenabled its web-based Personal Pickup tool for the 12-inch MacBook, and the availability checker shows that select models are currently in stock at select Apple Stores in or near major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Outside of the U.S., the 12-inch MacBook is also available in or within the surrounding metropolitan area of a number of major international cities, including Adelaide, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brisbane, Hamburg, Ottawa, London, Madrid, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Naples, Paris, Perth, Rome, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver. Many other locations offer the notebook on a ship-to-store basis.

MacBook-availability-NY
Due to limited per-store availability of the 12-inch MacBook during launch week, it is highly recommended that prospective buyers call their local store ahead of time to confirm in-store stock. A crowdsourced list of Apple Stores with new 12-inch MacBook stock is also available in the MacRumors discussion forums.

The new 12-inch MacBook is also coming to Apple Authorized Resellers like Adorama, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, MacMall, and others.

Related Forum: MacBook

Top Rated Comments

MacFather Avatar
80 months ago
Deleted.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdlink Avatar
80 months ago
I went to the Apple Store yesterday because my iPhone 6 plus had the horrible glitch of not registering any touch on the screen unless I turned the phone on/off. Well, I asked the employee there what his thoughts were on the MacBook. "Waste of money - just get the spec'd out MacBook Air 13" for less than $1200."

EDIT: By spec'd out, he meant everything except the storage, which can be upgraded separately whenever you want to 1TB.
So in other words he misled you. The fully spec'd MBA is $1349, before upgrading the storage. And it doesn't come with force touch or a retina display. It also weighs an extra pound.

Perhaps he doesn't see a need for the rMB for himself. And frankly, I would likely buy the MBA given the choice. But for him to give you a fair and intelligent response to the question he would have needed to start by asking you whether retina, force touch and weight were important to you.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Peter Abs Avatar
80 months ago
Not sure why anyone would buy this over the air, guess for the screen but this is only for light casual usage.. This thing even stutters watching streaming video on youtube..
I've been wanting to buy a 12" MacBook since October and been waiting patiently for the update before pulling the trigger. I ordered mine as soon as it was released and can't wait to get my hands on it.

Why buy it over an Air?
Mainly:
- Silent operation (coming from a HP laptop that sounds like a jet taking off, it means a lot to me)
- Size and weight (currently travelling and will be for the foreseeable future so any weight saving makes a difference)
- Retina display (absolute deal breaker)
- I very rarely do any processor intensive stuff, but opted for the 1.3 GHz to be safe.
- It's a stunning looking machine in my opinion.

All in all it's exactly what I require from a laptop at the moment, the thing about the ports is absolutely not an issue for me, I also like the keyboard etc basically the only downside is the price... But I've wanted a MacBook since 2012 and my current laptop is a 2008 HP noisey, overheating piece of crap so I figured I'd treat myself!

I guess I'm the target audience, rather than those who want the power and ports. Here's hoping WWDC brings the redesigned Pros that will satisfy them :)

Hope it'll be worth the wait and cost cause I've been waiting a long time!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pbrutto Avatar
80 months ago
Must wait for WWDC hopeful pro update....must wait....so tired of waiting Apple!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
80 months ago
It looks like the silver Macbook got a sunburn.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
80 months ago
If I had the money I would actually buy it, it would be the perfect machine for me.
#budgetlimitationssuck!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Renders Highlight Multiple Design Changes

Wednesday May 25, 2022 8:56 am PDT by
Leaker Jon Prosser today shared ostensibly accurate renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, providing the most accurate look yet at what the device could look like when it launches later this year. In the latest video on YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Prosser revealed renders of the iPhone 14 Pro made by Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo, highlighting a range of specific design changes...
apple account card

Wallet App Now Supports Apple Account Cards on iOS 15.5

Wednesday May 25, 2022 5:01 pm PDT by
Apple appears to have recently updated the Wallet app to allow users to add an Apple Account Card, which displays the Apple credit balance associated with an Apple ID. If you receive an App Store or Apple Store gift card, for example, it is added to an Apple Account that was previously visible in the App Store and Apple Store apps. As of today, the Apple Account balance can also be added to...
iphone 13 pro max display bleen

iPhone 14 Max Reportedly Weeks Behind Schedule [Updated]

Thursday May 26, 2022 7:25 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Max is currently behind schedule by around three weeks, according to Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu. Yesterday, Nikkei Asia reported that at least one iPhone 14 model was three weeks behind schedule due to the impact of lockdowns on Apple's supply chains in China, but it was not clear which iPhone 14 model this related to. Now, Pu has clarified that the model...
iPad Pro USB C Feature Coral

Deals: Apple's iPad Pro Reaches Up to $449 Off in Amazon's Latest Sales

Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:09 am PDT by
Amazon is marking down a wide variety of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models this week, with prices starting as low as $749.00 for the 11-inch tablet. You'll find the full list of sales below, all of which can be found on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...
iOS 16 mock for feature wishlist

iOS 16 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See in the Next Version of iOS

Friday May 27, 2022 2:15 pm PDT by
There's just over a week to go until the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, which is one of the biggest Apple events of the year. We've heard surprisingly little about iOS 16 this year, so we're in for some major surprises when June 6 rolls around. As we wait for the keynote event, we thought we'd share some iOS 16 wishlist items from MacRumors readers, because who knows? We just might...
top stories 28may2022

Top Stories: WWDC 2022 Schedule, New Apple Watch Pride Bands, and More

Saturday May 28, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and that means WWDC is right around the corner and anticipation is building for what we might see at the opening keynote. Software updates are a given, but will we see any new hardware? Other news this week included the annual release of new Pride-themed Apple Watch bands, iPhone 14 Pro rumors, and Sony's latest headphones that compete against...
a16 5nm m2 3nm feature 2

Alleged Apple Chip Plans Suggest 'A16' Will Stick With 5nm, 'M2' to Make Jump to 3nm Instead

Friday May 27, 2022 6:54 am PDT by
The "A16" chip for the iPhone will reportedly be manufactured with the same process as the iPhone 13's A15 Bionic, with Apple saving a bigger performance leap for the "M2" chip designed for its next-generation Macs. Meanwhile, the company is working on a "final" M1 chip variant that uses more powerful cores from the A15, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In a thread on...