Apple to Announce New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Possibly MacBook Air at WWDC

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    Apple is planning to announce refreshes for its notebook lineup at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference set to take place in June, reports Bloomberg. New versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro are expected to be announced, and Apple is also considering updating the MacBook Air, its most affordable notebook.

    The MacBook Pro, which was just updated in October with a slimmer design and a Touch Bar, will be refreshed with a faster Kaby Lake processor, an update from the Skylake processors in the current machines. It will look the same as the current model, adopting only internal updates.

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    Apple has been working on a custom-designed ARM chip that could handle low power features in the MacBook Pro, but the chip may not be ready for the June MacBook Pro refresh.

    Apple's MacBook, last updated in April of 2016, will gain an updated processor, also likely to be in the Kaby Lake family.

    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.

    The new notebooks are likely to be announced at Apple's June 5 keynote, which is set to kick off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. 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.

    Today's report makes no mention of the iMac or Mac mini, two of Apple's desktop machines that have not been updated in some time. It has been more than 580 days since the iMac was last updated in October of 2015, and more than 940 days since the Mac mini was updated in October of 2014.

    Apple has said it has updated iMacs in the works, but it is not clear when the machines will debut.

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  4. macsplusmacs macrumors regular

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    I am stepping away from the "Just purchased a MacBook Pro" thread right about....now.
     
  5. samcan macrumors newbie

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    I hope they require an excessive number of dongles /s
     
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    The Macbook Air is dead. Its not coming back, there is no reason with the 12" Macbook and the 13" Macbook Pro both being smaller than it.
     
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    Finally, my next Mac will reveal itself :D.

    By 'announce', do they mean imminent release or wait until closer to October?
     
  10. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Mac mini please!

    Ideally Apple TV sized miniaturization with 60 Hz 4K output, but I will take whatever I can get. Even a tiny spec bump with newer CPU and USB-C.
     
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    We need workstations and servers, not a re-release of stuff you just put out a few months ago.
    Sigh. Discontinue those air and macbook things, just make one laptop in three sizes from student config to pro user. Nonsense to have 983402 different versions. No wonder the servers and workstations keep getting ignored.
     
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    I just bought a touch bar in Jan. LOL! This would be really annoying.

    If they bring out a 15" without touch bar but with Touch ID. I will be even more annoyed.
     
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    Cool, counting days starts... Now!

    200 €/$ cheaper Kaby Lake MBP's, thank you.
     
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    "Today's report makes no mention of the iMac" <sigh>
     
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    eBay is your friend!
     
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    Let's just pull the band-aid off now, gents.

    Mag safe isn't' coming back. Neither are USB-A ports. It hurts. But there it is.
     
  19. Dave245 macrumors 68040

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    Are we suppose to believe that Apple will announce a Siri speaker, iPad Pro 10.5" AND an update to MacBooks at WWDC? an event that for the last 3 years they have used to show off software only!
     
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    Won't believe it till I see it but, yes please!
     
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    It's still the "value" option since it's the cheapest MacBook you can get right now. That's the reason why it's still around.
     
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    That's NOT the purpose of the Arm chip in the Macs ! ... it's primary purpose is to leverage the Color Space R&D work across iOS and Mac (and to keep things consistent, at the lowest level) ! ... think 8-bit and 10-bit Display P3 capture & display, across ALL Apple devices.
     
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    This is absurd and everyone knows it. The MacBook pro and MacBook may get minor processor updates, this is par for the course. The MacBook air is dead.
     

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