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Apple’s 12-Inch MacBook Gets Update with New Processor, Battery Life, Color

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Apple quietly announced Tuesday that it has released new versions of its 12-inch MacBook with the latest Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and an additional hour of battery life. The latest MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, and faster 1866 MHz memory.

The MacBook features the same thin exterior design with a single USB Type-C port. The one design change, however, is the addition of a new Rose Gold model. Gold, Silver and Space Gray are still available.

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Apple’s online store MacBook page has yet to be updated, but is expected to be live with the new models shortly.

In addition to the new MacBook model, Apple also made 8GB the standard memory configuration today for all 13-inch MacBook Air models.

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  • New 2016 Macbook looks interesting for an “average user” – except the price.
    Question: what is the battery cycle life estimated to be ? how long might this laptop last if used daily ?
    Thank You

  • So now I have to add an external optical drive so I can load music from CD’s (MP3 downloads are not really good quality), and a docking station so I can connect USB memory sticks and iPads, iphones etc? Whatever happened to the neat all-in-one approach Apple subscribed to? But I can get it in a nice shade of pink! Think I’ll stick to my 2012 15″ MacBook Pro thanks.