MacBook 12-inch Early 2016 Datasheet

Source: – MacBook Retina 12-inch

The Apple MacBook 12-inch Early 2016 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2016 to 2017 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer was introduced on April 19, 2016, and its price started at $1,299.

The new Macbook features a 1.1 GHz Intel Core M3 or 1.2 GHz Intel Core M5 or 1.3 GHz Intel Core M7 processor, 12″ high-resolution Retina LED-backlit IPS glossy widescreen Display, aluminum unibody case in four colors; Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose 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 515 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on June 5, 2017. Today MacBook 12-inch Early 2016 is 8 years old!

MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2016 Details

Introduced April 18, 2016 – 8 years ago
Discontinued June 5, 2017 – 6 years ago
Last Software Update May 13, 2024 – 7 days ago
Time on the Market 13 months (1 year)
Time of Support 96 months (8 years)
Model Identifier MacBook9,1
Model Number A1534
EMC 2991
Order Number MLH72LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Space Gray)
MLHA2LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Silver)
MLHE2LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Gold)
MMGL2LL/A (1.1 GHz / 256 GB / Rose Gold)
MLH82LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Space Gray)
MLHC2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Silver)
MLHF2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Gold)
MMGM2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 512 GB / Rose Gold)
Original Price $1,299
Colors Space Gray
Rose Gold
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 M3 M-6Y30 “Skylake” (1.1 GHz)
Intel Core M5 M-6Y54 “Skylake” (1.2 GHz)
Intel Core M7 M-6Y75 “Skylake” (1.3 GHz)
Processor Speed 1.1 GHz
1.2 GHz
1.3 GHz
Maximum Processor Speed Up to 2.2 GHz (1.1 GHz)
Up to 2.7 GHz (1.2 GHz)
Up to 3.1 GHz (1.3 GHz)
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 2
System Bus On Package Interface (OPI) at 4 GT/s
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 515
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 – 8.0 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 10.11.4
Maximum OS macOS 12.7.4
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 10.11


System Battery Integrated 41.4 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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