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Refurbished 2015 MacBook now available online from Apple


Refurbished models of the 12-inch Retina MacBook, first released in April of 2015, are now available through Apple's online store. As spotted by MacRumors, Apple currently has four models on offer for a 15% discount, making this the first time the laptop has been available refurbished.

To recap, the Retina MacBook is both incredibly thin and light, measuring just 13.1mm thick and weighing just over two pounds. There's also a 12-inch Retina display on board along with a fanless Intel Core M processor to power things.

If you're interested, the models that are currently available range in price from $1,099 to $1,489 after the 15% price cut. However, keep in mind that the available refurbished models will change over time depending on the limited configurations that Apple has in stock.

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Via: MacRumors

  • I'm holding out for the eventual MacBook with an ARM processor. It's bound to happen, why else would Apple make the latest ARM chips 64-bit "desktop class" if not for this very reason?
  • You are aware that there are desktops with enough power to reduce the A9 into a pile of ash? Apple makes such a desktop called the Mac Pro. Even the MacBook Air can set the A9 on fire. Not exactly in the same class, eh? Apple marketing at it's finest. Sent from the iMore App
  • I never said it had to be the A9, an ARM chip could be made that works with the MacBook. The current Intel M processor kind of sucks. Also comparing the super thin and light weight MacBook to a Mac Pro is kind of foolish, they aren't even in the same class.
  • You said desktop class. The intel chip in the MacBook Air is desktop class. You got caught up in Apple's marketing gimmick. Sent from the iMore App
  • I didn't get "caught up in Apple's marketing gimmick" I just quoted what they said, just as I quoted what you said in this reply. Stop grasping at straws, you're not good at trolling. And it's obvious you're just trying to troll me. Also the MacBook Air has an i5 processor, not an M processor, so stop using it as an example. We are not talking about the Air, we are talking about the MacBook. Get some common sense before you reply again. If a computer can run on a crappy M processor, it can most definitely run on an ARM processor. You just need to configure the software to use it. Learn how computers work!
  • Read your first comment. You said ARM will inevitably come to the MacBook. I'm saying it never will. Because of Intel. Leaving out the mutually beneficial business relationship between Apple and Intel, ARM is designed to work solely with iOS. Likewise, MacOS is designed to work only with Intel chips. One of the most basic factors, which you either completely overlooked or are ignorant of, are the instruction sets in each respective chipsets. Lets say through some magical event, MacBook was to use ARM. Apple will have to rework a special MacOS that can run on ARM. At this point, and besides causing serious disruptions in the Apple ecosystem, why not just run iOS on the ARM MacBook, because surely iOS is a "desktop class" operating system capable of running on "desktop class" ARM architecture? There is so much more where you went wrong, LOL but I am so done with you. Sent from the iMore App
  • If ARM is "designed to work solely with iOS" then how come other operating systems use it too? Also you're really not helping your case when you constantly end a sentence with "LOL" because all it does it make you look like a child. Also I didn't ignore or overlook anything, I did mention that the software would have to be configured to work with ARM. How about you actually read when you're replying to? You also seem to have forgotten a time when OS X ran on PowerPC with the "MacOS is designed to work only with Intel chips" comment. There's no reason why v. 10.12 couldn't be made to work with both Intel and ARM. When I mentioned that you need to learn how computers work, you should have taken that as a sign that you need to research more. But instead you decided to jump right in and look even more foolish than you did already.
  • Wait a rumored update is coming in March with Skylake M processor, and hopefully another USB-C. Apple waited a little to long to release these as refurbished, when the update is only two months away. Sent from the iMore App
  • "Refurb" = code word for On sale because they don't move fast enough. Sent from the iMore App
  • True, I thought it was over priced in the first place. Sent from the iMore App
  • Soooo just like iMacs, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs? Or maybe they actually are refurbished after were damage (like shattered screen)... Sent from the iMore App