Apple’s new MacBook given green light, set to hit nation’s stores soon
Apple Inc.’ s new 12- inch MacBook has received a green light from Taiwan’s communications regulator, the National Communications Commission ( NCC), to be sold in the country.
The approval notice, published April 2 on the NCC’s website, means that the ultra- thin notebook computer could be available in local stores in the coming weeks.
But the official website of Apple Taiwan still labels the laptop as “coming soon” because it has not yet received local approval for electromagnetic compatibility ( EMC) testing. Taiwan is currently in the middle of the April 3- 6 Tomb Sweeping holiday.
The 12- i nch Mac Book will start f rom NT$ 41,900 ( US$ 1,353) for a model with 256GB of flash storage and NT$ 51,900 for a 512GB model, the website said.
Unveiled at a press event March 9, the new MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac computer ever, weighting just 0.9 kilograms and measuring 13.1 millimeters at its thickest point.
Apple said t he 12- i nch MacBook is "the future of the notebook" thanks to its fanless design, ultra- thin Retina display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440, full- size keyboard, all- new Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB- C port and breakthrough terraced battery design that delivers all- day battery life with up to nine hours of wireless web browsing.
The new MacBook is expected to begin shipping April 10 through the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.