Apple has announced that the original 12-inch MacBook will be classified as obsolete on June 30, 2023. This means that the laptop will no longer be eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers, as parts will no longer be available.
The original 12-inch MacBook was released in March 2015 and was discontinued in July 2019. It featured a thin and light design that weighed just two pounds, and it was also Apple’s first fanless notebook. The laptop was powered by a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, had 8GB of RAM, and came with a 256GB SSD.
The 12-inch MacBook was praised for its thin and light design, but it was also criticized for its lack of ports and its butterfly switch keyboard, which was prone to failure. Apple eventually discontinued the butterfly switch keyboard in favor of a more traditional scissor mechanism.
If you own an original 12-inch MacBook, you should make sure to back up your data and have it serviced before June 30, 2023. After that date, you will no longer be able to get help from Apple if your laptop breaks.
Here are some alternatives to the original 12-inch MacBook:
MacBook Air with M2:
The MacBook Air with M2 is the latest and greatest version of Apple’s popular thin and light notebook. It features the new M2 chip, which offers up to 18% faster CPU performance and up to 35% faster GPU performance than the previous generation MacBook Air. The M2 chip also includes a new Neural Engine that is up to 40% faster for machine learning tasks.
The MacBook Pro is a more powerful notebook that offers a wider range of features than the MacBook Air. It is available in 13-inch and 14-inch models and is powered by up to a 10-core M2 Pro processor. The MacBook Pro also has more ports than the MacBook Air, including an HDMI port, an SD card reader, and an additional Thunderbolt 4 port.
If you are looking for a thin and light notebook with a great battery life, the MacBook Air is a good option. If you need a more powerful notebook with more features, the MacBook Pro is a better choice.