The MacBook is no more, so your hopes of buying a MacBook 2020 have been officially dashed. Unfortunately, Apple low-key announced on July 10, 2019 that they dropped the MacBook from their MacBook line-up, and confirmed that it will not be replaced with a new version. At least, not in the foreseeable future. In fact, this 12-inch laptop is no longer available on the Apple website.
This isn’t a huge surprise, especially because last year came and went with no sign of the new MacBook. Instead, Apple launched the new MacBook Air – which some would argue replaced it. It didn’t make an appearance at the WWDC 2019 alongside the redesigned Mac Pro 2019 and macOS Catalina, either. Because the latest thin and light had been out for nearly 2 years, we were actually more than ready for the follow up.
Looking back, the MacBook 2017 was everything we’ve wanted since the thin and light rebirth back in 2015 – at least on paper. It was packing the powerful 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors that gave it a massive boost to power, as well as the Butterfly keyboard, which is better than ever, despite some persisting issues.
Now that we have Intel Amber Lake processors, we would have loved the MacBook 2020 to utilize these, taking a huge leap over the 2017 model and giving MacBook users an indisputable reason to upgrade.