MacBook Air and Possibly 13-Inch MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar Said to Receive Processor Refresh in the Fall

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple plans to refresh its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors in September, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and shared by Forbes:
    Forbes also cites Lin as saying the 13-inch MacBook Pro receiving a processor refresh in September as well, which likely refers to the base model without the Touch Bar, dubbed the "MacBook Escape" for its physical Esc key. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar just received a processor refresh in May.


    The MacBook Air was last updated in October 2018, when it received a long-awaited Retina display, 8th-generation Intel Core processors, butterfly keyboard, larger trackpad, Touch ID, Thunderbolt 3 ports, new color options, and more.

    Apple rarely refreshes any Macs in September, often waiting for October instead, but these would be fall updates either way. IHS has close ties to Apple's supply chain, having accurately revealed the original 10.5-inch iPad Pro's resolution nearly four months in advance and LTPO on the Apple Watch.

    Lin also believes that Apple plans to release the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro in September. Again, this could end up being October too, but it sounds increasingly likely that the 16-inch MacBook Pro is coming this year.

    Article Link: MacBook Air and Possibly 13-Inch MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar Said to Receive Processor Refresh in the Fall
  2. Skeith macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
  3. ipponrg macrumors 65816

    Oct 15, 2008
    +1 for MBP 15” without touchbar.

    Realistically we all know Apple loves sticking to certain useless innovations
  4. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    Maybe refresh all of the laptops to eliminate the touch bar? The gimmick trial is over, I'm tired of the phantom ESC taps.
  5. RowellE macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
  6. Herrpod macrumors member


    May 29, 2019
    Touch Bar is complete garbage. I welcome this model. Please don’t limit storage and ports again on this “cheaper” MBP.
  7. UltimaKilo macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2007
    September is suspect. October or November are more believable.
  8. Kaibelf macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Drop the touch bar and give me FaceID and we're set. I don't care what size as long as it's a Pro.
  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Touch Bar, the most useless and gimmicky tech

    I regret wasting $3k on it back in 2016
  10. grad macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2014
    A non-touch bar 13" macbook pro (or air) with 32GB RAM and a quad core CPU would be my next laptop, I will just get rid of my 2018 MBP 15" 6core. Now, if only they would also put back the old scissors keyboard, a matte screen and user replaceable NVME and RAM ...
  11. ivanputeraa macrumors newbie


    Dec 6, 2018
    For the base model of the 13" MBP nTB, is it going to be dual core / quad core i5?
  12. BuddyTronic macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I think it will be an Apple processor
  13. ghanwani, Jun 23, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2019

    ghanwani macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    This is what I was worried about. I just got a 13 TB MBP last Friday, even though I don't like the TB, just because of the silent keyboard. Now we hear a rumor that the nTB is being updated in September. It'll be an almost 4 month wait to get one from now. Lazy me just wants to live with the TB.

    OTOH, if the the 13 TB MBP is updated with 2400 MHz RAM, I will be upset!
  14. MacFather, Jun 23, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2019

    MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012
    Time to lower prices across the board, or bump the base storage of the entry configurations to 256GB. Timmy, you can do it!
  15. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    How about a keyboard refresh? "Refresh" meaning a top-to-bottom redesign.
  16. Franjelisco macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2011

    The first Macbook Pro nTB 2016 came with 256 base storage...
  17. alexandero macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    512GB SSD and 16GB RAM should be standard for MBPs. Without increased prices.
  18. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I still don’t understand what the point of having both the MB and MBA is now, especially since they haven’t updated the former.

    The only way to justify it going forward is to treat it as a testbed for Apple’s own processors being used in the fanless MB. Make it an ultra sleek, significantly higher battery life version of the previous gen while at the same time laying down the groundwork for transitioning to full on Catalyst apps and basic x86 emulation. (The people buying this A-series MB aren’t going to be running advanced x86 apps anyway.)
  19. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    Seems odd to me that they'd keep the model without Touch Bar around. It has a confusing place in the line-up.

    It'll be interesting to see whether these will be Whiskey Lake/Amber Lake/Comet Lake (still Skylake-based) or Ice Lake, in which case we should see a nice boost. There doesn't appear to be a new -Y generation other than Ice Lake.
  20. LeonardXW macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2016
    If the newly released MacBook Pro have the same power and touch ID, I will buy one without Touch Bar. Don’t think i will be using the Touch Bar.
  21. gustaw94 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2019
    MacBook Pro 13 with Touch ID ( like in Air) and 4 thunderbolt ports and I’m happy to change my old good Pro, but I will miss HDMI port and SD card slot ...
  22. Coconut Bean macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    We all wish that. But realistically, no, as Apple would never sell a 13" TB MBP ever again.
  23. JokerPower macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Wrong. MBP nTB 2016/2017 base model have 128 GB
  24. aberamati macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2017
    Its price was $1500, same price as the 2017 model with 256GB. Apple just added a lower-cost option with 128GB in 2017.

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