There are no new Intel CPUs for Apple to update the MacBook Pro. Leaked Intel roadmaps have an 8-core 45w TDP H-Series CPUs possibly coming out in Q4/2019 and Q1/2020, codename Ghost Canyon. Source: https://wccftech.com/intel-ghost-canyon-frost-canyon-nucs-9th-gen-core-i9-8-cores/ If you need a new MacBook Pro, you should go ahead and purchase one. --- Post Merged, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:39 AM --- Apple has a consistent, proven strategy with the iPad (6th Generation) and there is no reason to believe that the 7th Generation would not follow the same strategy folding the mini into the mix. I would expect Apple to launch the 7th Gen iPad and 5th Gen iPad mini with the A11 Bionic at 32GB and 128GB, with both starting at $329. Same specs, but you simply choose the right size for you (10.5" or 7.9"). Apple Pencil support, TouchID, maybe the 12MP camera, 7MP FaceTime camera, 2-3GB of DRAM, 4K recording, etc. Worse case is they raise the prices to $399 for the starting the 32GB version. I would expect that once the new iPad is launched, Apple will discontinue the 10.5" iPad Pro. Just my 2¢. Cannot wait until Apple launches them.