Apple MacBook 2015
Apple unveiled their brand-new MacBook yesterday, its thinnest MacBook ever. They’ve named it just MacBook rather than MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, and here’s everything we think you need to know about this beauty.
As well as the usual silver aluminium and Space Grey, the all-new MacBook will be available in Gold. The Gold could quite easily border on the garish, but being Apple this is just not the case. It’s subtle, clean and as immaculate as ever. It’s also the thinnest MacBook ever measuring in at just 13.1mm thick, which makes it 24% thinner than the previous thinnest MacBook, the 11in MacBook Air.
It weighs in at a minuet 2lbs – the same as a pineapple, for a random example. Interestingly, the new model for 2015 was achieved using a fanless design, which not only reduces noise but also enabled Apple to make the MacBook so thin and light.
The new MacBook 2015 has a stunning 12in Retina display, at a resolution of 2304×1440 pixels. It’s also the thinnest display ever found on a Mac, at just 0.88mm thin. You can see a theme emerging… It’s also got a brand new keyboard, which is still full-size, but uses a butterfly mechanism rather than the previous scissor mechanism to improve precision and accuracy and allows Apple to make it 40% thinner.
The new trackpad is called the Force Touch Trackpad and it uses force sensors and a haptic engine. It means that a firmer click can be used to fast-forward videos, for example, or you can force click on an address to launch the Maps app. It’s, of course, completely customisable, so you can change the amount of pressure needed to register each click to suit your needs and preferences.
Apple also claims that the new MacBook has all-day battery life thanks to new battery technologies that allows for 35% more battery capacity despite the thinner and lighter design. The display is designed to consume 30% less energy with the same brightness. Apple say that the battery life should allow for 9 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage at the company’s Spring Forward Apple Watch event to unveil the its latest MacBook line-up, and while the gathering masses watched in their droves for the Watch announcement, the MacBook unquestionably stole the show for us.
“Every component of the MacBook reveals a new innovation. From its fanless design, ultra-thin Retina display and full-size keyboard that’s 34 percent thinner, to its all-new Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB-C port and breakthrough terraced battery design, the new MacBook is the future of the notebook”, said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Apple will begin selling the new MacBook from the 10th April in Apple Stores and on Apple’s Online Store with prices in the UK starting at £1,049 and going up to £1,299 if you want extra flash and Turbo Boost speeds. While we’re sure Apple won’t be too down-beat that everyone is talking about the MacBook, the event was for the Apple Watch. But in all honesty, we’ve forgotten about the Watch – we believe the MacBook 2015 is the most impressive thing Apple have ever created.