Apple will have a hectic schedule for the last four months of 2020. The company will flood the market with Apple’s products in the next few weeks. The iPhone 12 will headline the releases. The lineup has a total of four new phones, which are all capable of 5G.
A new iPad, a new HomePod, and the newest over-ear headphones will be in the picture. Apple is also set to launch the first-ever Apple Silicon powered laptop alongside these. No assurance as to which laptop it will be. The options, however, are either the 12-inch MacBook or the MacBook Air.
Is the MacBook 12-inch resurrecting?
There is no verified response to that query. But there could be a shot the now-discontinued MacBook 12-inch could make a comeback. The initial concern with the apparatus was that it was so underpowered. To make it a working computer, Apple has had to jam so many parts inside.
Unfortunately, they have had to sacrifice consistency with the form. Yeah, Apple accomplished a slim and lightweight notebook. However, they have also developed a monstrosity with problems for its consumers. At the same time, the 12-inch MacBook did not execute basic programs properly. The butterfly keyboard has also been a head-scratcher due to its low longevity.
As a result, Apple discontinued that line entirely. Apple is reportedly using the Apple Silicon as the solution to the problem moving forward. Chipsets based on ARM all require less power than Intel chipsets. Hence the 12-inch MacBook could make a powerful resurgence.
The laptop’s form factor is not too large yet not too small, making it an ideal fit in portfolio bags.
Could it be the MacBook Air?
The MacBook 12-inch appears to be just a repackaged MacBook Air, based on the assumptions above. The Air Laptop line was already in jeopardy as soon as the Apple Silicon was announced. In reality, this lineup is not needed because of the Apple Silicon advantage.
The chipsets consume less power so they become a power-efficient processor. Also, they don’t need heavy cooling, so that the internal laptop can be trimmed down for essential purposes.
Add these together, and users will get the benefit from the Air that they want to find.
If the leaks are true, the new 12-inch MacBook will have more speed potential than earlier models. The laptop will feature the new A14X CPU. The chip is expected to be a more powerful variant of the A14 in the coming iPhone 12. This should provide more processing power, better graphics, longer battery life, and cooler operation than Intel processors. It should be noted that Apple’s Rosetta adds an emulator layer until apps are compiled differently for Apple Silicon. It will also cause a slowdown of as much as 50 percent compared to executing native code.
The new MacBook is expected to be available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray colors, with up to 16-gigabyte RAM, 512-gigabyte SSD, weighing 2 pounds. We foresee prices to be as low as $849. The battery life stretches up to 20 hours, probably the new system’s best selling point.
Apple has confirmed explicitly that Apple Silicon will power future Macs, meaning that all eyes on this new computer will be on it. Rendering the 12-inch MacBook would be a brilliant place for Apple to launch the transition.