As of today, Apple is now considering the original MacBook 12-inch from 2015 as obsolete. This sounds worse than it actually is, it essentially means that Apple will no longer be able to repair the device at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. Apple will still help you on the phone support, to an extent but at this stage the device was released over eight years ago and was not the most powerful device at the time.
“Apple has reinvented the notebook with the new MacBook. Every component of the MacBook reveals a new innovation. From its fanless design, ultra-thin Retina display and full-size keyboard that’s 34 percent thinner, to its all-new Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB-C port and breakthrough terraced battery design, the new MacBook is the future of the notebook.”
Phil Schiller – Former Apple Marketing Chief in March 2015
The 12-inch MacBook was a bit controversial at the time, it was the first device to feaster the butterfly keyboard design which had its fair share of issues. It only had one USB-C port, which wouldn’t be an issue for a lot of people and it used the Intel Core M processor, which was 1.1GHz and wasn’t very powerful.
Apple released the last 12-inch MacBook in June 2017 and the device was dropped in July 2019. Apple Silicon might be be able to breathe some new life into the machine, thanks to the incredible advancements Apple has made, but this might not happen now.