According to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple plans to add a new model to its list of technologically obsolete products soon.
Here's What We Know
We're talking about the original MacBook with a 12-inch screen. It should be added to the list at the end of the month - June 30.
Recall that Apple classifies a product as technologically obsolete if more than 7 years have passed since it was discontinued. Such devices can't be repaired or serviced at Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Centers, as replacement parts are no longer available for them.
The 12-inch MacBook was introduced in 2015. Its specs included a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, integrated Intel graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It was also the first MacBook to feature the infamous 'butterfly' keyboard, with keys failing over time due to debris and dust collecting inside. After years of complaints and lawsuits, Apple stopped using this keyboard in its laptops.
Just a year after it was officially announced, in 2016, the 12-inch MacBook was discontinued after the release of a second-generation model with improved features. Apple has not released a MacBook with a 12-inch display since 2017.