With the new MacBook, we set out to do the impossible: engineer a full-size experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. That meant reimagining
every element to make it not only lighter and thinner but also better. The result is more than just a new notebook. It's the future of the notebook.
A full-size keyboard. In a fraction of the space.
We believe that a comfortable, full-size keyboard is essential for a great notebook experience. But to fit one into the elegantly thin new MacBook, we had to
completely rethink how a keyboard is engineered and constructed. To create the new keyboard, we redesigned each key and its underlying mechanism - not only making the
whole keyboard much thinner, but also allowing for more comfortable, precise and responsive typing that just feels right.
The moment you open the new MacBook, its gorgeous 12-inch Retina display with edge-to-edge glass brings everything into focus. Every photo leaps off the screen in
rich, vibrant detail. Over three million pixels render each letter with crystal clarity. And it all comes to light on the thinnest, most energy-efficient Retina
display ever on a Mac, meticulously honed to deliver a bold visual experience within an impossibly minimal design.
The trackpad, pushed even further with Force Touch.
With the new MacBook comes a whole new way to experience a trackpad. The Force Touch trackpad is engineered to deliver a responsive, uniform click no matter where you
press the surface. And underneath, force sensors detect how much pressure you're applying and give you new ways to interact with your Mac. You can now use a force
click to enable new capabilities, like quickly looking up the definition of a word or previewing a file just by clicking and continuing to press on the trackpad.
You'll also experience haptic feedback - a tactile vibration from the trackpad that adds the sense of touch to what you see on the screen. These advanced capabilities
work in addition to all the intuitive Multi-Touch gestures Mac users love. You'll be more in touch with your Mac than ever before. Without lifting a finger.
Fully equipped for a wireless world.
The new MacBook is designed to fit effortlessly into our increasingly wireless world. Just about anything you do with a notebook can now be done over the air, thanks
to Apple software that takes full advantage of the latest Wi-fi and Bluetooth wireless technology. So no matter where you are, you can connect to the web, transfer
files, organise your photos, listen to music and more - without being tied down.
The most efficient way to charge a notebook is by connecting a charger to a port. And as long as we were going to include a port for charging the new MacBook, we
wanted to make sure it was the most advanced and versatile one available. The new USB-C port puts just about everything you need in a port all in one place. This
amazing port provides charging, speedy USB 3 data transfer and video output in a small, reversible design that's one third the size of the current USB port.
The new MacBook has been engineered from the ground up for silent, efficient performance. It starts with a fifth-generation Intel Core M processor that runs on just 5
watts of power, made even more efficient by optimisations throughout OS X. Together the processor and OS X sip so little energy that the system generates very little
heat, so no fan is required to cool the computer. That means when your MacBook is working, you won't hear a thing. And the logic board on which the processor sits has
been completely redesigned to pack all the capability you expect in a Mac into as little space as possible.
All-day battery life. All-new design.
We know people rely on Apple notebooks for all-day battery life, regardless of how compact they are. And with the slim new MacBook enclosure, all-day battery life
simply would not be achievable using traditional rectangular batteries. So we developed our own unique battery technology specifically designed to make use of every
last millimetre of available space. The result is a terraced, contoured battery design that not only fits perfectly inside the incredibly slim MacBook, but also is
unlike anything seen before in a notebook.
OS X is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. With OS X El Capitan, it's simple to do amazing things and delightful to do all the everyday
things. And it works seamlessly with your apps and iOS devices.
Every Mac comes with apps for creativity and apps for productivity. It also comes with a collection of great apps for things you do every day, like surfing the web,
sending mail and messages, and organising your calendar. It even comes with an app for finding new apps. Your Mac is more than fully featured, it's fully
We designed the new MacBook to be not only thinner and lighter, but more functional and intuitive than ever before. To do that, we couldn't just shave a millimetre
here, a gram there. So we started from scratch, reinventing each essential element as part of a singular, deceptively simple design. It's everything there is to love
about Mac. In its purest form ever.
A keyboard reimagined from A to Z.
From the beginning, our goal was to design a full, uncompromising Mac experience. And a full-size keyboard is an essential part of that. In order to fit a full-size
keyboard in the incredibly thin MacBook, we designed the keyboard from the ground up. Each component has been rethought specifically for the new MacBook, from the
underlying mechanism to the curvature of the surface of each key to the distinctive new typeface. The result is a keyboard dramatically thinner than its predecessor.
Now when your finger strikes the key, it goes down and bounces back with a crisp, consistent motion that makes typing with precision a breeze.
Your photos, music and files. Wherever you want them. Wirelessly.
Managing your photos, music and files used to mean syncing to multiple devices, transferring photos with cables, and emailing documents back and forth to yourself.
iCloud simplifies your digital life by bringing all these important pieces of information into a single account accessible from any Mac or iOS device. With iCloud
Drive, you can safely store presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images and any other kind of document or file, and access them from anywhere. When you're signed in to
your iCloud account on multiple devices, you can even use Handoff to pass a document seamlessly between them, picking up where you left off. It all happens
automatically, securely and wirelessly.
OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac.
OS X is the operating system that powers every Mac. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, it's engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is capable of.
It's designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It comes with an amazing collection of apps you'll use - and love - every day. And it enables your
Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together.
Easy to learn. Easy to use.
On a Mac, it's easy to find, share and do just about everything. You can control your Mac with simple, intuitive gestures. The Dock lets you launch your favourite apps
with a click. Launchpad gives you quick access to your full library of apps. The finder lets you browse and organise your files on your Mac and in iCloud with ease.
Spotlight search makes locating documents, launching apps and looking up information effortless. You can even have your apps and the operating system software update
automatically. In fact, a Mac does so many things automatically, sometimes you don't have to do anything at all.
Control your Mac with a click, swipe or press.
The Multi-Touch trackpad unique to the Mac makes gestures easy and smooth - so using your fingers to tap, scroll, pinch and swipe feels perfectly natural. These
Multi-Touch gestures are a fundamental part of your experience, which makes everything you do on your Mac simple, intuitive and fun. And with the Force Touch trackpad
on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can now unlock even more ways to interact with your Mac - right from your fingertips.
Compatible with Windows.
The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere - including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos and other data from a Windows
PC? OS X lets you do that easily with Migration Assistant. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that with Boot Camp. OS X has built-in support for
Microsoft Exchange, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings and contacts in sync. And of course, you can work with popular
file types such as JPG, MP3 and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
One of the best things about a Mac is everything you can do with it.
Every Mac comes with a collection of great apps for things you do every day, like Safari for surfing the web, Photos for managing your photos and videos, Pages for
creating documents, Numbers for making spreadsheets and Keynote for preparing presentations. There are apps for sending email and text messages, taking notes, and
staying up to date with your contacts and calendar. It even comes with the Mac App Store for finding new apps. Your Mac is more than fully featured, it's fully