It can be simple to forget that Apple has made a habit of selling its Macs as the most excellent and inventive laptops on the market over the years. Some Apple computers have been dreadful; not every one of them has been a success.
Apple stopped making the 12-inch MacBook a few years back. At the time, people paid a lot of attention to the fanless, lightweight Mac, but as time passed, many appeared to forget what a terrible option this computer was.
Apple launched a new entry-level laptop in 2015. This 12-inch small laptop redefined slim and portability, but its performance couldn’t support its high price. The Intel Core M CPU, more suited for tablets than full-fledged computers, powered the 12-inch MacBook. The MacBook’s processor was just too inadequate for many other jobs. However, it was suitable for simple tasks like web browsing and essay writing.
The 12-inch Macbook had a significant flaw. The new scissor mechanism keyboard they created to make the gadget incredibly thin was not well-liked. Although typing on a laptop was similar to an iPad, most customers loathed that they received so little response. Additionally, the keyboard experienced several mechanical problems and was frequently stuck, forcing users to visit an Apple store repeatedly to have it fixed.
Apple adopted the scissor mechanism in later models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Still, the company rapidly returned to its original keyboard when it became evident that it was not functioning.
Another characteristic of the MacBook was that it only contained a headphone jack and one USB-C port. Nothing else could be plugged in while the MacBook was charging because the USB-C, used by the current MacBook Air and 13-Inch MacBook Pro, is only used for charging. You must once more unplug whatever is in the USB-C port and plug in the proper cable or adapter, or use a Multiport adapter, to transfer photos from your camera or an SD card.
The device had the impression that Apple’s developers had been given a challenge: how light and thin could they possibly manufacture a laptop? When viewed from one perspective, the designers were successful because the 12-inch MacBook was a genuine work of art. It was Apple’s lightest notebook.
Well, practically everywhere else was where the issues were. The laptop was dreadfully underpowered because it was so small, and anything more powerful than a mobile CPU would generate too much heat. Apple decided to adopt the USB-C because it could only fit one connector on the chassis. Let’s say that the performance was not at all competitive.
The laptop’s specifications weren’t all that impressive. Although the MacBook had a Retina display, its standard storage was only 256GB, and its processor was an Intel M Processor with a speed of 1.1GHz. If the laptop hadn’t cost over $1,000, this situation wouldn’t have been so bad.
Customers could purchase a MacBook Air for less at the time, which included an Intel I-Series processor, the same amount of storage, and the same amount of RAM. The MacBook’s specifications didn’t make sense regarding its pricing.
Even Apple was surprised by the M1’s power. Based on the A14 Bionic chip from the iPhone, it was capable of competing with the top processors on the market. It offers an incredible battery life of up to 17 hours while conducting web browsing, office work, utilizing social media, watching videos, and listening to music. The ideal PC, for sure.
Now that the M1 MacBook Air has two USB-C ports, customers may at least charge the device while using the other port as they choose.
The MacBook 12 is not the type of workstation we are used to having on our desks because it functions similarly to an iPad. This laptop’s primary goal was to be the most portable laptop available for users who mostly perform online tasks. It resembles an Apple Chromebook in some ways, but it costs a lot more money.