MacBook 2019: Early Rumors, Specs, Price, Everything You Need To Know About The New 12 Inch MacBook!

Purnima Gupta
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Expectations are running high. Most of us are waiting for updates around the mass favorite MacBook 12 inch, however, we are yet to hear something substantial from Apple. An event on October 30, 2018, was held in New York by Apple, which has kicked in speculations around the 12 inch MacBook, also.

Though, Apple focused completely on updates around MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro. Apple threw no focus over the MacBook 12 inch model. Did Apple give it a miss? We think not. The last update on MacBook 12 inch happened a year ago, so, we should be able to speculate on the next patch of updates around February or March 2019.


Kaby Lake Y processors are available in the current MacBook. Options for a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 1.4GHz dual Intel Core i7 for the MacBook are also available for users. According to industry insiders, it is anticipated that the upcoming MacBook 2019 will use the new 8th generation Kaby Lake chips (successors to the 7th generation Kaby Lake processors that arrived in 2017). These processors are well known to speed up tasks and enhance video streaming quality.

Graphics, RAM, Ports

Some more reports on suggest that new MacBooks could use Intel’s new Gen11 integrated graphics. The graphics has the capability to support 4K video streams and 8K content. Apple is likely to upgrade the top of the range model to 16GB RAM. And offer 8GB as option. Expect the USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, with the connection, speeds up to 40Gbps in the new MacBook upgrade.

Design, Size, and Display

The current MacBook is already thin at 13.1 mm but in comparison with the MacBook Air, MacBook 12 inch is sleeker and offers great value. Users can also expect slimmer bezels and a significant increase in the display. Currently, the size is 28.05 cm by 19.65 cm and provides full space for a high performing keyboard. However, we are expecting a new MacBook 2019 keyboard design this time and look forward to a quieter keyboard, owing to issues pertaining to its ‘butterfly’ mechanism that lead to a complete overhaul of the keyboard design.

For users expecting to hear on display quality, let us tell you that the new MacBook 2019 is set to have a True Tone. This technology adjusts the color and white balance to better suit the environmental lighting. Truetone first appeared in the iPad Pro before arriving on the iPhone and the MacBook Pro. With MacBook now expect less eye strain and high color accuracy. Apple may also look into the possibility of using an OLED display for the 2019 version.


The most important aspect here is the pricing. Apple does is not known for changing MacBook prices very quickly, unless the upgrades demand a serious hike in the price. This time, you don’t have to worry much as Apple is in no mood to hike the price of MacBook 12 inch since MacBook air is already priced at £1,199. One can enjoy a powerful and large screened laptop at a great price.

All in all, in the next round of updates, Apple may offer the below specifications with an attractive price tag:

  • 2GHz Intel Core m3 Kaby Lake dual-core Processor, 256GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 615, £1,249/$1,299.
  • 3GHz Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake dual-core Processor, 512GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 615, £1,549/$1,599.
  • Build-to-order options include: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7+ £135 and 16GB RAM + £180

These details and specs are already giving us sleepless nights. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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