MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2015 Datasheet

MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch
Source: apple.com – MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2015 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2017 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer was introduced on March 9, 2015, and its price started at $1,299.

The new Macbook Pro features a 2.7 GHz or 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 or 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 13.3″ high-resolution LED-Backlit Retina Display, aluminum unibody case, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 128 GB / 256 GB or 512 GB flash drive, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 ports, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt 2 port, MagSafe 2, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, and 1.5 GB Intel Iris 6100 in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on June 5, 2017. Today MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2015 is 9 years old!

MacBook Pro 13-inch Early 2015 Details

IntroducedMarch 9, 2015 – 9 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 27, 2016 (256 GB) – 7 years ago
June 5, 2017 (128 GB & 512 GB) – 7 years ago
Last Software UpdateMarch 7, 2024 – 4 months ago
Time on the Market26 months (2 years)
Time of Support107 months (8 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro12,1
Model NumberA1502
Order NumberMF839LL/A (2.7 GHz / 128 GB)
MF840LL/A (2.7 GHz / 256 GB)
MF841LL/A (2.9 GHz / 512 GB)
MF843LL/A (3.1 GHz / 1 TB)
Original Price$1,299
Weight3.46 Ibs.
1.569 KG
Dimensions0.71” H x 12.35” W x 8.62” D
1.8 cm H x 31.36 cm W x 21.89 cm D

MacBook Pro 13-inch Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core i5 5257U “Broadwell” (2.7 GHz)
Intel Core i5 5287U “Broadwell” (2.9 GHz)
Intel Core i7 5557U “Broadwell” (3.1 GHz)
Processor Speed2.7 GHz
2.9 GHz
3.1 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.1 GHz (2.7 GHz)
Up to 3.3 GHz (2.9 GHz)
Up to 3.4 GHz (3.1 GHz)
Number of Cores2
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache3 MB shared L3 (Core i5)
4 MB shared L3 (Core i7)

Storage & Media

Storage128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
1 TB (SSD)
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory8 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
16 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen Retina Display
Pixel Density227 ppi
Resolutions1024 x 640
1440 x 900
1680 x 1050
2560 x 1600 (native)


Graphics CardIntel Iris 6100
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB DDR3 shared from main memory
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt 2
1 – HDMI
Display SupportSupports an HDMI-compatible device, including 4K, while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 3840 by 2160 pixels at 30Hz (Thunderbolt)
Up to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30Hz or 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24Hz (HDMI)
CameraFaceTime HD (720p)


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface1 – 8.0 GT/s PCIe x4


EthernetApple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
FireWireApple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (Optional)
USB2 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 20 Gbps)
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) 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 12.7.4
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 Battery74.9 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter60 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

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