Apple had not updated the 12-inch MacBook since June 2017. While Apple fanboys tend to prop-up out-of-date technology longer than those with hardware knowledge, but you had to be really daft to buy a 12 inch MacBook.
The MacBook Air was redesigned last year with many of the same features as the 12-inch MacBook and was $100 less.
The MacBook Air favours portability, as it has a smaller screen size and is nearly three quarters of a pound lighter.
The 12-inch MacBook first launched in April 2015 and started at $1,299 prior to being discontinued.
Getting rid of the MacBook means that the lineup is a little more straightforward. You have the lower-end MacBook Air starting at a silly $1,099, the overpriced mid-range 13-inchMacBook Pro starting at $1,299, and the high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro for users with far more money than sense starting at $2,399.