Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook

Coinciding with refreshes to the MacBook Air and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro today, Apple has discontinued the 12-inch MacBook, which is no longer available to purchase through its online store.

2016 12 inch macbook
Apple had not updated the 12-inch MacBook since June 2017 and it was becoming increasingly uncertain whether the notebook had a future in Apple's product lineup, especially after the MacBook Air was redesigned last year with many of the same features as the 12-inch MacBook for $100 less at the time.

The 12-inch MacBook first launched in April 2015 and started at $1,299 prior to being discontinued. One of the 12-inch MacBook's only advantages over the 2018 ‌MacBook Air‌ was portability, as it has a smaller screen size and is nearly three quarters of a pound lighter at 2.03 pounds versus 2.75 pounds.

Apple's notebook lineup is much more straightforward now at a glance, with the lower-end ‌MacBook Air‌ starting at $1,099 after receiving a price cut today, the mid-range 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1,299, and the high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro for the most demanding users starting at $2,399.

Top Rated Comments

Brookzy Avatar
37 months ago
Nooooooo! My favourite MacBook! :(
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smartbot Avatar
37 months ago
I still think the 12" MacBook was the most portable laptop ever made by Apple. I don't think the 13" Air can fully take its place.
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
37 months ago
Not surprised. Not a lot of people want to buy a $1299 computer with one port.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
37 months ago
Apple has killed this product and brought it back before. I wonder if it will eventually come back as an ARM Mac someday. Would be the perfect product for it.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mlovergaard Avatar
37 months ago
I still use mine on a daily basis. I love the compact size and weight, and the fact that I can still use it for photoshop.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Precursor Avatar
37 months ago
Such a shame! It was the Macbook i enjoyed using the most and I was really hoping for an update :(
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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