New 12-Inch MacBook Is Likely to Get Binned-Down M2 or M3 Chip in ’23-’24

Unless you want to use this MacBook as a skillet for frying eggs, you can’t have an M2 Pro.
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A few hours ago, Mark Gurman reported on Bloomberg that Apple is apparently working on a new 12-inch MacBook to bring to the market sometime in late 2023 or early 2024. I fully agree with his information. Although I haven’t heard anything about a release date yet, Apple is indeed working on it. In fact, about a year ago, I reported that Apple was working on a 12-inch MacBook Air.

However, the Twitter user @MajinBuOfficial, who has a mixed track record, recently said that this MacBook could feature the M2 Pro or the M2 Max, and that’s absolutely wrong, in my view.

Maybe he misunderstood his sources, or maybe there was a communication problem because that’s not the case.

Apple wants this MacBook to be an “ultralight and ultraportable” machine, and that means it has to be fanless and very thin. So unless you want to use this MacBook as a skillet for frying eggs, you can’t have an M2 Pro, let alone an M2 Max, in it.

As far as I’m concerned, the new 12-inch MacBook will have a binned-down M3 or the M2, and it won’t be any better than that. It’ll be a great entry-level Mac that will appeal to a lot of students – and if Apple can price it right, it’ll sell very well.

I don’t have much more information about this MacBook, Apple is still working on it, and I should get more details about it as we get closer to launch.

What I can say right now is that Apple has some issues with the product because the company wants to avoid a sales conflict between this and the 2023 MacBook Air. Apple hasn’t found a solution yet, people connected to the matter said, but as soon as I get more information about it, I’ll share it with you, so make sure you follow iDrop News and my Twitter account not to miss those details.

I assume that Apple could use this new MacBook to replace the $999 M1 MacBook Air once it’s discontinued and continue to sell future MacBook Airs for $1,199, but that’s speculation.

I hope you found this article interesting. Let me know in the comments below what you think about this new 12-inch MacBook. Would you buy it? As always, have a fantastic day.

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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