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MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" vs MacBook Retina 2016 - 12"

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The 12” MacBook was available for a few years, running from 2015 - 2017, and was dubbed the MacBook Retina or the MacBook Adorable by users. The MacBook 12” (2015) was released in March 2015, and the MacBook 12” (2016) was released in April 2016.

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MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" vs MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" Pricing

MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" prices start at $219, which is cheaper than the MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" low price of $220.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook (2015) and the MacBook (2016) share many of the same specs, including a 12-inch Retina display, 8GB of RAM, 256GB or 512GB of storage, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, one USB-C port, stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 480p FaceTime camera. The MacBook (2015) features a dual-core Intel Core M processor, Intel HD Graphics 5300, launched with OS X Yosemite and can be updated to macOS Big Sur. In comparison, the MacBook (2016) features options for a dual-core Intel Core M3, Core M5, or Core M7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 515, launched with OS X El Capitan and can be updated to macOS Monterey.

Size

The MacBook 12” (2015) and the MacBook 12” (2016) measure 0.14” - 0.52” (H) x 11.04” (W) x 7.74” (D), weigh 2.03 pounds and feature a 12” display size.

Camera

The MacBook 12” (2015) and the MacBook 12” (2016) feature a 480p FaceTime camera.

Color Choices

MacBook Retina 2015 - 12"

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" color should you buy?

MacBook Retina 2016 - 12"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

Which color MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" is the most popular?

MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" vs MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" Colors

The MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" color palette: Rose Gold. Both the MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" and MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" share three colors: Silver, Gold, and Gray.
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The MacBook 12” (2015) is available in three colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. The MacBook 12” (2016) is available in four colors: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Retina 2015 - 12"

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB

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MacBook Retina 2016 - 12"

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB

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MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" vs MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" Storage

Both the MacBook Retina 2015 - 12" and MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" share two storage options: 256GB and 512GB.
Swappasaurus

The MacBook 12” (2015) and the MacBook 12” (2016) are available with 256GB or 512GB of storage.

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