Did Apple just drop the subtlest hint about the MacBook Pro's future?

Herbert Rhodes
June 1, 2017

Apple has also reportedly commissioned Foxconn to assemble the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model as the General Interface Solution will be the sole supplier of touch panels for the device.

When the new Surface Pro tablet-laptop was launched last week, Apple gained all the more reason to launch an update to their MacBook Pro line soon. Now, however, deliveries have been pushed until after June 6th, conveniently the day after the company's WWDC keynote presentation.

However, we shouldn't exclude an upgrade to the Kaby Lake processor for the 13-inches MacBook Pro, since the processors seems to be ready.

Sources speaking to the publication claim Apple will upgrade its razor-thin 12-inch MacBook with a "faster Intel chip", most likely the Y-series Core i5 and i7 CPUs. Lots of people must be wondering why Apple never got through to releasing its 2016 MacBook Pro family with 7th-generation processors.

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At the time of publication, the MacBook, Apple's smallest laptop, has not been updated for 407 days compared to an average of 375 days. With that in mind, we could have new 12-inch MacBooks in our hands before the end of June and well in time for back-to-school season.

Given Apple took its sweet time in overhauling the MacBook Pro a year ago, this could be seen as a sign the company is reaffirming its commitment to its computing platform. Because of this, fans have deduced that it would not take long before Apple would release an updated model of the device. The 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 is anticipated to come in a new gold-colored variant.

It is believed that the device will mirror the design of Apple's upcoming iPhone 8.

Ultimately, the 2016 MacBook Pro was a gamble that did not pay off as much as Apple expected. Apple claims that is because, at least in Turkey and California, the list of products - including MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and more - will first transition to "vintage status" for two-years, during which the company will continue offering fix support, prior to the products becoming truly obsolete sometime in 2019.

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