Apple to bring back discontinued 12-inch MacBook this year, featuring Apple Silicon and Retina Display
Apple is said to be bringing back the 12-inch MacBook it discontinued last year, supposedly re-launching the machine before the end of the year as the first Apple Silicon Mac model.
According to China Times, unlike previous reports which have suggested the MacBook Pro will be the first machine to boast the new ARM technology, Apple will instead debut an ultra lightweight reborn MacBook, weighing less than 1kg with a Retina Display, USB Type-C and a battery life of between 15 and 20 hours.
The report claims Apple is going to use its own GPU in a new iMac, expected to make an appearance no sooner than the second half of 2021, with separate stories pointing to an updated 13.3-inch MacBook Pro arriving over the coming months.
The report claims that the new Apple Silicon MacBook will run on an Apple A14X processor, which is expected to be used in the next iPad Pro that could arrive as soon as next week alongside updated iPad Air models.
Apple confirmed at WWDC in June that it would announce ARM Mac models before the year’s end, but remained tight lipped on when the machines would arrive.
The 12-inch MacBook supposedly has the internal code name of “Tonga.”