This got me wondering, and searching as well, but it looks like I cannot find any Core M-powered notebook out there that has a TB3/Alpine Ridge controller. All TB3 notebooks on the market have at least Skylake-U processors, beefier batteries and, of course, fans/ventilation.I don't think that anything will happen prior to WWDC, if at all. Alpine ridge controller is power hungry and needs space. Skylake is said to have some power drain problems. Not sure how Apple will find good workarounds for the upgrade.
Thanks for the research. Apparently, this Acer has indeed TB3 built-in. I did find it in some stores, but only for pre-order.Edit: I found the Acer press release for the Switch 12 S, they do indeed specifically say it has that 40 Gbps pipe (aka TB3) and a Skylake Core M processor, they also say it would start shipping in February 2016 tho - it's not actually sold anywhere yet.
Yeah. maybe the sky will turn red, or a volcano will erupt somewhere. look out for these signs.I've seen a lot of Macbooks in the Apple UK refurb store but I wondered if there are other signs we'll see before the updated Macbook arrives ( I saw the mention in the OSX thing about 'Early 2016 Version')
You should, because with today's technology it's the 480P webcam that enables the thin lid which allows for the ultra-thin form factor that makes the RMB an edge-cutter.I wouldn't really call a 480P webcam "perfect."
Can't think of anything else, really, except TB3 that would probably arrive in 2017.
Probably a reference to the Pro.According to this rumour (see link below) MacBook 12 with new hinge will be released in second half of 2016. Who knows how reliable this is. I'm very content with my rMB 2015 and won't be upgrading at least until my Apple Care warranty expires in February 2019.
Edit: I actually wonder if the new hinge design is actually part of the MacBook Pro update rumoured for WWDC rather than the MacBook 12. Haven't heard of the hinge failing on any 2015 rMB's so sounds odd that they would redesign it but makes sense that they would redesign the MacBook Pro hinge.
Wanna bet?There is no April update.
Most likely, yeah. The hinge would be one of the characteristics of the existing model that would prevent them from making it thinner without some sort of change being made to it, and we all know Apple is all about the thin. I suspect that whatever they are doing with this supposed new hinge design is going to be wrapped around making things thinner for the Pro.Probably a reference to the Pro.
It'd have been surprising if they'd retooled to accommodate an additional logic board chip to allow TB3 and to make space for additional ports. Someone else suggested higher res camera would require thicker screen, not sure if true or not.No TB3, no HD FaceTime camera, no additional ports.
Oh no, peasant. You misread all-wise boltjames. These minor changes clearly don't justify to call this an "update"Turns out today is 2017 or WWDC or late 2016! Take your pick!