MacBook 12-inch Early 2015 Datasheet

MacBook Retina 12-inch
Source: apple.com – 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

IntroducedMarch 9, 2015 – 9 years ago
ReleasedApril 10, 2015 – 9 years ago
DiscontinuedApril 19, 2016 – 8 years ago
Last Software UpdateSeptember 11, 2023 – 9 months ago
Time on the Market12 months (1 year)
Time of Support101 months (8 years)
Model IdentifierMacBook8,1
Model NumberA1534
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
ColorsSpace Gray
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

MacBook 12-inch Tech Specs


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)
Number of Cores2
System BusOn Package Interface (OPI)
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 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 SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface1 – 5.0 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 10.10.2
Later OSOS X 10.11
OS X 10.11.1
OS X 10.11.2
Maximum OSmacOS 11.7.10
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 10.10


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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