Apple Adds 2015 12-Inch Retina MacBook to Vintage Products List

Apple now considers the 2015 version of the 12-inch MacBook to be vintage, and has added the machine to its vintage products list as of today.

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The 12-inch MacBook, also known as the "Retina MacBook," was meant to be a smaller, lighter version of the MacBook Air, and it was equipped with an Intel Core M processor. It was the smallest Mac with a Retina display, and it also featured a fanless design.

Apple continued updating the 12-inch MacBook in 2016 and 2017, but ultimately discontinued it in 2019 in favor of the updated ‌MacBook Air‌ with Retina display as the two machines were quite similar. When it was available, the 12-inch MacBook was priced at $1,299.

For most vintage products, the designation means that they're no longer eligible for repairs at the Genius Bar or from Apple Authorized Service Providers, but Apple does offer extended repairs of select vintage products. Devices are considered vintage when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than five and less than seven years ago.

Top Rated Comments

garotemonkey Avatar
15 weeks ago
Bah. The Air is no replacement for this beautiful laptop. It was nearly an entire third lighter than the Air. A mobile computing dream. I do hope they bring it back as an M2 device…
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tyr2 Avatar
15 weeks ago
If this is ever relaunched with an M1 it would be an instant buy for me, it's just such a convenient form factor for working on the move.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tobefirst Avatar
15 weeks ago
My second favorite Mac I've ever owned (behind my G4 iMac). Love that guy and was more capable than most thought. And, of course, the portability.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
15 weeks ago
don't get why they didn't kill the air lined just make MacBooks and MacBook pros. the air moniker is ridiculous in 2021
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
warpdrive Avatar
15 weeks ago
at 2lbs, it was a laptop I didn't mind bringing with me. If it had 2 ports, fixed keyboard and the M1, it would be the ultimate road warrior laptop

Too bad Apple didn't believe in it enough to update it.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgwaste Avatar
15 weeks ago
One of the best products (and best laptop) they ever made. I'm still very hopeful we'll see the M1/2 version of this.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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