It’s happening: Apple is bringing back the 12-inch MacBook

The rumor: A smaller MacBook with a 12-inch display is on the table again at Apple, according to Mark Gurman (86.5% accurate, via Bloomberg).

  • Apple may be reincarnating the beloved 12-inch MacBook after formally discontinuing it in 2019
  • While weak Intel processors and an unreliable keyboard hindered the performance of the device, a fresh design and Apple Silicon could breathe new life into the product
  • Said to release in late 2023 or early 2024, the new 12-inch MacBook won’t materialize for quite some time still

Sam’s take: While small screen sizes on Macs have never made since in my mind…it’s clear the broader community feels different. Lots of folks online seem to be yearning for a new baby MacBook and it seems like Apple is listening. So let’s see if they get things right the second time around: I have a feeling they will.