I've read multiple articles saying that Skylake-S will be released August 5th, but the Skylake-S is a desktop CPU - not something Apple would put in a laptop where power consumption is an important issue. This article concludes: But what does the phrase "The remaining Skylake lineup" mean? Does that mean every Skylake chip, including laptop and netbook CPUs, will be released in that timeframe? I don't normally follow Intel news all that closely, but my understanding was that Intel tends to spread out releases over several months and not release everything within a single month. Am I incorrect in thinking that? That's the first part of the problem - the Skylake CPU being released. The second part of the problem is, when will Apple actually release an rMBP using it? Looking at the MacRumor's Buyer's Guide, we see that in recent history, Apple hasn't updated a single product closer than 215 days together (ignoring the 71 days between releases from March and May of this year, because those impacted separate sizes). Since we're only 54 days from recent update of the 15" rMBP, it would seem to me that we're going to be waiting around 161 more days until the next refresh, which puts us in late December (the 20th, to be exact). Apple obviously won't be revealing it in December, though. The latest Apple has ever revealed a product was in late October, 2012, when they revealed new iMacs which shipped a month later. That actually seems somewhat plausible... if Apple were to similarly announce the MacBook Pro in late October then ship on Black Friday, that would put their release on November 27th, 2015. Which would have the releases be 192 days apart for the 15" model, and 263 days apart for the 13" model. Of course, revealing and shipping being more than 2 weeks apart is a bit odd for Apple. Maybe they would reveal and ship it on October 26th? That would put them at 160 days apart for the 15" model and 231 days apart for the 13" model. Okay, so that's my thought for when the rMBP could ship. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is there some reason that Apple would announce earlier or later than late October? If they don't announce by late October, I think that would push the release all the way back to the middle of February, since Apple hasn't had an announcement in January since 2007 for the original iPhone. Which would see them going 265 days between releases for the 15" and 336 for the 13", which would be the longest gap between releases for the 12/13" line since 1997.