Apple’s seemed like a meaningfully distinct laptop for the company when it launched in 2015, offering a smaller screen size and thinner body than the company’s 13-inch MacBook Pros. But it became surplusage when the company dramatically revamped the . Today, Apple appears to have killed the 12-inch MacBook entirely and is instead pointing users to its .
Equipped with an ultra-low power Intel chipset and single USB-C port, the smaller model was somewhat unusual from the start — seriously underpowered in raw performance yet with a beautiful Retina display and the user’s choice of multiple iPad-like aluminum chassis colors. The 12-inch model was as close to a “small” Mac as Apple was willing to offer as a high-resolution replacement for the 11.6-inch MacBook Air,