MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)


Family: MacBook Pro

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.10.2

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: March 2015


CPU: Intel Core i5 Mobile ("Broadwell-U")

CPU Speed: 2.7/2.9 GHz (3.1 GHz dual-core Core i7 BTO)

CPU Cores: 4

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 20 Gbps (DMI 2.0)

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB per-core (1 MB total)

Level 3 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-12800 DDR3L SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1600 MHz

Onboard RAM: 8 GB (16 GB BTO)

Maximum RAM: 8 GB (16 GB BTO)

Expansion Slots: SDXC card


Screen: 13.3" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: Intel Iris 6100 Graphics

VRAM: 1.5 GB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 2560x1600 ("retina")

Video Out: HDMI

Camera: 720p FaceTime HD


Flash Drive: 128/256/512 GB (up to 1 TB BTO)

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA


USB: 2 3.0

Firewire800: via adaptor

Thunderbolt: 2 2.0

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini (see notes)

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: dual mono


Ethernet: via adaptor

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth: 4.0


Power: 60 Watts

Battery Life: 9 hours (30 day standby)

Dimensions: .75" H x 12.35" W x 8.62" D

Weight: 3.46 lbs.


The MacBook Pro's graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as 1.5 GB, this was actually a minimum. Actual usage varied with graphics load, resulting in slightly less RAM available for system use. A single 3.5mm jack could be used for analog or optical audio out, or analog audio in.

Introduced in March 2015, the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) replaced the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014). It included faster "Broadwell" processors, and a new "Force Touch" trackpad, which used haptic feedback to simulate clicks rather than a using physical button and could measure and respond to click strength. It shipped in three configurations, all with 8 GB of RAM:

  • 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 128 GB flash storage, $1299
  • 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 256 GB flash storage, $1499
  • 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 512 GB flash storage, $1799

Built-to-order options included a 3.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM, and flash storage of up to 1 TB.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.