Apple will update MacBook Pro earlier than expected
According to a new report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple is preparing to update its MacBook line at WWDC 2017. The company will release three updated MacBook Pro models with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors, a more powerful 12-inch MacBook and an updated 13-inch MacBook Air that can get a faster processor but most probably will remain with the same screen. WWDC 2017 is scheduled to run from June 5th to June 9th.
Apple has not updated its MacBook Air since March of 2015 and has been phasing it out in favor of the MacBook and the MacBook Pro, both of which are now thinner than the “Air” model, but Bloomberg suggests Apple is thinking about refreshing it with an updated processor, which would mean the MacBook Air could stick around for at least another few years as a low-cost notebook option. Sales of the MacBook Air “remain surprisingly strong” due to its affordability.
Rumors also suggest Apple could use the event to introduce both a new Siri speaker and the long-rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is said to feature slimmer bezels for a nearly edge-to-edge design.
The MacBook refresh would also come at an important time. This month, Microsoft Corp. debuted the Surface Laptop, which boots up in seconds, has a touch screen and runs on a more stable version of Windows. Microsoft’s first real laptop is widely considered a viable rival to the MacBook Air.http://gizbrain.com/2017/05/18/apple-will-update-macbook-pro-earlier/https://i0.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MacBook-Pro-MacOS-Sierra.jpg?fit=1000%2C559https://i0.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MacBook-Pro-MacOS-Sierra.jpg?fit=190%2C150APPLERUMORSTECH NEWSApple,computer,MacBook,MacBook Air,MacBook Pro,rumor,rumors,WWDC,WWDC 2017According to a new report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple is preparing to update its MacBook line at WWDC 2017. The company will release three updated MacBook Pro models with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors, a more powerful 12-inch MacBook and an updated 13-inch MacBook Air that can...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain