New 12-Inch MacBook Available At Apple Stores Globally Before End Of May


The new 12-inch MacBook of Apple will be made available for purchase across all Apple Stores in the world by the week of May 25.

The information was obtained from a memo that was just recently released by Apple to retail staff.

Sales of the new 12-inch MacBook have mostly been restricted to the online store of Apple due to constraints in the supply of the laptop, similar to the problems being encountered by the Apple Watch.

Apple is looking to have the new 12-inch MacBooks ready for purchase for all its Apple Stores by the end of May, but the company also said that there are currently "limited" quantities of the laptop that can be sold in certain Apple Stores located in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Hong Kong, China, Sweden and Spain.

Retail stock for the 12-inch MacBook has been a definite problem, and in some Apple Stores in certain parts of the world, such as Turkey, not even display units are available for potential customers to try out Apple's new laptop. Apple said that this shortage will be addressed by the end of next week.

The 12-inch MacBook has proven to be a popular computer, featuring a Retina display with a resolution of 2,304 pixels by 1,440 pixels, surpassing the picture quality of the 13.3-inch MacBook, which only has a resolution of 1,440 pixels by 900 pixels in its regular widescreen display. The display quality of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is better, though, at a resolution of 2,560 pixels by 1,600 pixels.

The 12-inch MacBook packs a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with 8GB worth of RAM, storage options of between 128GB and 512GB. It weighs only 2.03 pounds and is only 0.51 inches at its thickest point, making it thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

To make the advancements for smaller sizes and lighter weights, however, Apple had to make several compromises, one of which is the laptop's battery life. Compared to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the 12-inch MacBook's battery is much smaller and holds less of a charge.

There is still a high demand for the 12-inch MacBook, however, and Apple is keen on delivering the much-needed supply to its customers. For the similarly supply-challenged Apple Watch, the company had previously said that retail stocks of the smartwatch should be replenished by next month.

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