MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2016

The Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2016 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2016 to 2017 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer has been introduced on April 19, 2016, and its price started at $1299.

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 Retina 12-inch Early 2016 is 6 years old!

MacBook Retina 12-inch 2016
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MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2016 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedApril 18, 2016
DiscontinuedJune 5, 2017
Model IdentifierMacBook9,1
Model NumberA1534
Order NumberMLH72LL/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
ColorsSpace Gray
Rose 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


ProcessorIntel 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 Speed1.1 GHz
1.2 GHz
1.3 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 2.2 GHz (1.1 GHz)
Up to 2.7 GHz (1.2 GHz)
Up to 3.1 GHz (1.3 GHz)
Number of Cores2
System BusOn Package Interface (OPI) at 4 GT/s
Cache4 MB shared L3

Storage & Media

Storage256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD


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


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


Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 515
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 SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface1 – 8.0 GT/s NVMe PCIe x4


BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB1 – USB 3.1 (Up to 5 Gbps)
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Speakers
Display1 – USB 3.1
Security SlotNone


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


Original OSOS X 10.11.4
Maximum OSThe latest release of macOS
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Power NapSupported
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 10.11


System BatteryIntegrated 41.4 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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