Apple Releases 2016 MacBook: What’s New, Pricing & Where To Buy

Apple have announced updates to the popular 12-inch MacBook range, with processors that give better performance and graphics, longer battery life and a new colour finish – Rose Gold. The 12-inch MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac available, and is now more powerful than ever. What’s more is that these new models are available now from the online store, starting at A$1,999.

“MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish.”

The 12-inch MacBook is Apple’s revolutionary new Mac notebook computer, released for the first time only just last year. This model features a 12-inch Retina Display, Force Touch trackpad (similar to 3D Touch on the new iPhone), a newly designed full-sized keyboard – all in a design that is only 920g and 13.1mm thin.

New 2016 MacBook range

New MacBook colours: Rose Gold, Space Grey, Gold & Silver.

Every new 12-inch MacBook also includes the latest version of OS X and Apple-designed suite of Apps which includes iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and more. Many of these apps work with iCloud so what you create and edit from your MacBook will also be available on your iPhone or iPad.

What’s New

The 2016 MacBook has received updates internally, with the new Rose Gold finish option being the only update to the physical appearance of the notebook.

  • New sixth-generation dual core Intel Core M processors
  • New Intel HD Graphics 515 chip with 25% faster graphics
  • Faster 1866 MHz memory
  • Longer battery life – 10 hours of wireless web browsing, 11 hours of iTunes movie playback.

Australian Pricing

Apple have chosen to keep the same pricing for the two available MacBook models:

  • A$1,999 – 1.1 Ghz Intel m3 processor, 256GB storage
  • A$2,449 – 1.2 Ghz Intel m5 processor, 512GB storage

Both MacBook models are available to purchase now from with free shipping or pickup from hundreds of locations around Australia. You can also choose to customise your order with an even faster processor, to a 1.3 Ghz Intel m7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 Ghz.

Students, Teachers and Parents of eligible students can also have access to the Apple Education Discount Pricing offer which cuts A$70 off the price of the MacBook price meaning you can order one starting at A$1,929. To access this offer you need to shop at the Apple for Education Store.

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