MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2015

The Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2015 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2016 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer has been introduced on March 9, 2015, and its price started at $1299.

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 Retina 12-inch Early 2015 is 7 years old!

MacBook Retina 12-inch
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MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2015 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 9, 2015
ReleasedApril 10, 2015
DiscontinuedApril 19, 2016
Model IdentifierMacBook8,1
Model NumberA1534
EMC2746
Order NumberMJY32LL/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
$1,549
$1,599
$1,749
ColorsSpace Gray
Silver
Gold
Weight2.03 Ibs.
920 Grams
Dimensions0.14 – 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

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel 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 Speed1.1 GHz
1.2 GHz
1.3 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 2.4 GHz (1.1 GHz)
Up to 2.6 GHz (1.2 GHz)
Up to 2.9 GHz (1.3 GHz)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
System BusOn Package Interface (OPI)
Cache4 MB shared L3

Storage & Media

Storage256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
MediaNone

Memory

Built-in Memory8 GB LPDDR3 PC3-12800 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory8 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in Display13.3″ high-resolution Retina LED-backlit IPS glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density226 ppi
BrightnessUnknown
Resolutions1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1440 x 900
2304 x 1440 (native)

Graphics

Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 5300
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Display Connection1 – USB 3.1
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportSupport for up to Two Thunderbolt displays
External ResolutionUp to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 Hz
Up to 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24 Hz
CameraFaceTime camera

Expansion

Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface1 – 5.0 GT/s NVMe PCIe x4
BaysNone

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11ac
EthernetNone
ModemNone
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
InfraredNone
USB1 – USB 3.1 (Up to 5 Gbps)
ThunderboltNone
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Speakers
Display1 – USB 3.1
Security SlotNone

Sensors

Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

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

Software

Original OSOS X 10.10.2
Later OSOS X 10.11
OS X 10.11.1

OS X 10.11.2
Maximum OSmacOS 11.6.2
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDropSupported
Power NapSupported
HandoffSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported 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 SoftwareOS X 10.10
iPhoto
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote

Power

System BatteryIntegrated 39.7 W Lithium-Polymer
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter29 W USB-C Power Adapter

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References:
Apple Support – MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015): Technical Specifications