ARM-based 12-inch MacBook specifications include A14X Bionic SoC, up to 16 GB of RAM, 20 hours of battery life and more
With countless rumors of the 12-inch MacBook’s resurrection, a major difference is that this model will reportedly contain the company’s custom silicon, or in this case the A14X Bionic, according to the latest information. Strangely enough, this chipset would also be found in the new iPad models, but a tipster claims it will be found in the 12-inch MacBook, transforming it into one powerful and portable machine. There are other rumors about the hardware specifications of the 12-inch MacBook, so let’s talk about it in more detail.
One downside of the ARM-based 12-inch MacBook is that it is rumored to arrive with the problematic Butterfly keyboard
A tweet from tipster Komiya highlights the internal specs for the upcoming 12-inch MacBook. This model comes in 8 GB or 16 GB RAM configurations, along with 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB storage options. One of the biggest selling points of the ARM-based 12-inch MacBook is that it offers between 15-20 hours of battery life, which is a big step up from the 8-10 hours of endurance you’re getting with Intel- based MacBook models.
The tweet also states that the ARM-based 12-inch MacBook will get a 720p FaceTime HD camera, but the drawback of owning this model will have to get used to the butterfly keyboard. Keep in mind that Apple has been getting a lot of anti-aircraft guns, not to mention that it focuses on several lawsuits for including failure-sensitive keyboards in earlier generation MacBook models, which is why the company was in the newer versions transitioned to scissor switch keyboards. . Hopefully, the new iteration will be more reliable and yield a degree of tactility in return.
RAM 8 GB, 16 GB
SSD 256 GB, 512 GB, (1 TB)
12 “Retina display
15 hours ~ 20 hours of battery life
720p FaceTime HD camera
Single USB-C port
lighter than 1 kg
4th generation butterfly keyboard
$ 799 (at least) ~
– Komiya (@komiya_kj) July 30, 2020
It is also said to be a single USB-C port, but it has not been confirmed whether it supports Thunderbolt 3 technology or not. Looking at these rumored specs, it honestly looks like Apple is looking to repurpose the discontinued 12-inch MacBook to use its own A14X Bionic SoC. Since the A14X Bionic is expected to be made on the 5nm process and doesn’t have a ridiculously high TDP, the chassis of the 12-inch MacBook should be enough to cool the chipset.
Komiya was also kind enough to provide pricing information, which he claims is $ 799, which is probably for the base model. In fact, the same tipster mentioned the same price not too long ago, but to become the proud owner of the fully decked out model, it certainly seems like you have to pay a lot more money for it. While these 12-inch MacBook Pro specs look promising, treat them with a pinch of salt now and we’ll be back with more details in the future.
News Source: Twitter (Komiya)