Apple is preparing a major update line of laptops MacBook and MacBook Pro processors Kaby Lake in 2017. On Tuesday said the analyst of the company KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo.
Intel has officially unveiled the seventh-generation Core processors at CES 2017 at the beginning of the month. A formal announcement of the decisions of the Kaby Lake was held in August last year. But then is still only CPU Kaby Lake-U Lake Kaby-Y, also known under the name Core m. This time we are talking about the range of chips for laptops that will be used in future models of Mac.
First on Kaby Lake transferred to a 12-inch MacBook, Kuo indicates. Mass production of cars will begin in the second quarter of this year. For compact laptops Apple will be the first option available with 16 GB of RAM.
The following are the 13 – and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Production processors will Kaby Lake will start early in the third quarter of this year. Older models of laptops with a screen diagonal of 15 inches will be optionally equipped with 32 GB of RAM. Previously Vice President of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller explained that the use of the RAM more than 16 GB in the current MacBook Pro would have a negative impact on battery life, because 32 GB of RAM involves the use of another motherboard.
The design from the previous generation MacBook Pro the new model will differ substantially will not. All major changes will occur only in terms of hardware.
This year, according to Kuo, Apple will also announce the reduction in the cost of MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch panel Bar.
Among other novelties of this year is expected a new iMac Intel Kaby Lake, updated Mac Pro, the release of which took place in late 2013, and a new generation of compact desktop Mac mini.
Apple traditionally did not comment on information about new products of the company. Recall that at the end of the year, Tim cook has denied rumors that the Corporation is going to abandon the Mac, and promised a “magnificent desktop computers”.