The specifications of 12-inch ARM version of MacBook have been exposed and according to leak, the new Apple device will carry A14X processor, have 20 hours of battery life, and its price will be lower than current MacBook Air models.
Apple previously stated that this year’s MacBook 12 models will use custom ARM chips, and will now give priority to A14X Bionic. In addition, this A14X will also appear in the new iPad Pro models. The whistleblower said that the 12-inch MacBook equipped with A14X will become a powerful thin and light laptop.
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The leak shows the specifications for the new 12-inch MacBook with Apple ARM processor
The leak shows the specifications of the upcoming 12-inch MacBook. It is reported that this model will provide 8GB or 16GB memory, and 256GB, 512GB or 1TB storage space. One of the biggest selling points of the 12-inch ARM MacBook is that it will provide up to 15-20 hours of battery life, while Intel-based MacBook models have only 8-10 hours of battery life.
The tweet also pointed out that the 12-inch ARM MacBook will use a 720p FaceTime camera, but the disadvantage of this model is that it will go back and use a butterfly keyboard. Because the butterfly keyboard is prone to failure, Apple has begun to switch to the scissor keyboard in the new version. The weight of the whole machine will be less than 1kg.
12” Retina Display
15hr~20hr battery life
720p Facetime HD Camera
Single USB-C port
lighter than 1kg
4th gen Butterfly Keyboard
— Komiya (@komiya_kj) July 30, 2020
In addition, the 12-inch ARM MacBook also has a USB-C port, but it has not yet been confirmed whether it will support Thunderbolt 3 technology. As Apple A14X Bionic is expected to use a 5nm process, TDP cooling power consumption will not be too high, so the 12-inch MacBook module will be enough to cool the chipset.
Komiya also provided detailed pricing, which is claimed to be US$799, which is likely to be the starting price of the basic model.
Given that the current entry-level MacBook Air is priced around $4,500, this will be the cheapest price for a Macbook. If the reported price is true, the new ARM MacBook will be the new generation of the lowest-priced Apple laptop.