A new report out of Bloomberg claims that Apple will be giving each and every MacBook in its current lineup an update at this year’s WWDC conference. We’re already expecting a Siri speaker and 10.5-inch iPad, so this just adds onto the expected hardware-based announcements that will sit alongside iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4.
Specifically speaking, the MacBook Pro is expected to be bumped up to receive Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors. The 12-inch MacBook will also get an upgrade, although it’s unclear which specific internals it will receive. The 13-inch MacBook Air, surprisingly, may also receive a spec bump. But again, details are slim to none. This comes as Apple attempts to target the 13-inch Pro without Touch Bar as the next generation of the Air, but despite this claim, Bloomberg still believes the aging Air may live to see the light of day yet again.
We last saw an update for the MacBook Pro last fall when Apple refreshed the entire lineup with a new design, USB-C all the things, and the Touch Bar. The 12-inch MacBook last received a bump in 2016 when it got a faster Intel Core M chipset. The 13-inch MacBook Air, on the other hand, hasn’t been updated in two years, leading many to believe this generation of Apple’s laptops has died. However, the 13-inch Air is reportedly Apple’s biggest seller so it would make sense to give it an update. On the contrary, with it’s older design and terrible display, it’s gonna be hard to sell an upgraded version of something Steve Jobs pulled out of an envelope back in 2008.
The WWDC 2017 keynote happens on June 5th at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. Stay tuned to MBEDDED for the latest.
- SOURCE: Bloomberg