MacBook 12-inch Early 2015 Datasheet

Source: – MacBook Retina 12-inch

The Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2015 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2016 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer was introduced on March 9, 2015, and its price started at $1,299.

The new MacBook features a 1.1 GHz / 1.2 GHz or 1.3 GHz Intel Core M processor, 12″ high-resolution Retina LED-backlit IPS glossy widescreen Display, aluminum unibody case in three colors; Space Gray, Silver, or Gold, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB, or 512 GB of flash memory, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime camera, ambient light sensor, individual LED-backlit keys, USB-C port, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, and integrated 1.5 GB Intel HD Graphics 5300 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on April 19, 2016. Today MacBook 12-inch Early 2015 is 9 years old!

MacBook 12-inch Early 2015 Details

Introduced March 9, 2015 – 9 years ago
Released April 10, 2015 – 9 years ago
Discontinued April 19, 2016 – 8 years ago
Last Software Update September 11, 2023 – 8 months ago
Time on the Market 12 months (1 year)
Time of Support 101 months (8 years)
Model Identifier MacBook8,1
Model Number A1534
EMC 2746
Order Number MJY32LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Space Gray)
MF855LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Silver)
MK4M2LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Gold)
MJY42LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Space Gray)
MF865LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Silver)
MK4N2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Gold)
Original Price $1,299
Colors Space Gray
Weight 2.03 Ibs.
920 Grams
Dimensions 0.14 – 0.52” H x 11.04” W x 7.74” D
0.35 – 1.32 cm H x 28.04 cm W x 19.65 cm D

MacBook 12-inch Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core M M-5Y31 “Broadwell” (1.1 GHz)
Intel Core M M-5Y51 “Broadwell” (1.2 GHz)
Intel Core M M-5Y71 “Broadwell” (1.3 GHz)
Processor Speed 1.1 GHz
1.2 GHz
1.3 GHz
Maximum Processor Speed Up to 2.4 GHz (1.1 GHz)
Up to 2.6 GHz (1.2 GHz)
Up to 2.9 GHz (1.3 GHz)
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 2
System Bus On Package Interface (OPI)
Cache 4 MB shared L3

Storage & Media

Storage 256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Media None


Built-in Memory 8 GB LPDDR3 PC3-12800 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Slots None
Interleaving Support Yes


Built-in Display 13.3″ high-resolution Retina LED-backlit IPS glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density 226 ppi
Brightness Unknown
Resolutions 1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1440 x 900
2304 x 1440 (native)


Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 5300
Graphics Memory Up to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Display Connection 1 – USB 3.1
Display Modes Dual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display Support Support for up to Two Thunderbolt displays
External Resolution Up to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 Hz
Up to 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24 Hz
Camera FaceTime camera


Expansion Slots None
Hard Drive Interface 1 – 5.0 GT/s NVMe PCIe x4
Bays None


Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Ethernet None
Modem None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Infrared None
USB 1 – USB 3.1 (Up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt None
Audio In 2 – Microphones
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Speakers
Display 1 – USB 3.1
Security Slot None


Motion Sensor None
Liquid Sensor Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

Keyboard Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
Trackpad Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch


Original OS OS X 10.10.2
Later OS OS X 10.11
OS X 10.11.1
OS X 10.11.2
Maximum OS macOS 11.7.10
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDrop Supported
Power Nap Supported
Handoff Supported
Unlock with Apple Watch Supported with macOS Sierra (Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1, and Apple Watch Series 2)
macOS High Sierra or later (Apple Watch Series 3 or later)
Bundled Software OS X 10.10


System Battery Integrated 39.7 W Lithium-Polymer
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Standby Time Up to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles 1000
Maximum Continuous Power Unknown
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC
Power Adapter 29 W USB-C Power Adapter

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