Why the new MacBook Pros weren't shipped with Kaby Lake?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asoksevil, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    We already know they are using the U processor of Intel, why weren't them using Kaybe Lake U processors that are already available? (Dell XPS for instance)

    I get it that the more performance based ones aren't ready until Q1 2017.
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    All other companies are Apple's guinea pigs.
  3. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    the obvious reason- profits,

    and because they can

    Kaby Lake will make for a nice 2nd gen,
  4. asoksevil thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
  5. talkybear macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2015
    There is always supply chain constraints, as nothing is made by one company entirely. You always use parts and materials from other companies.
  6. kucharsk macrumors regular

    May 31, 2016
    Except when it comes to CPU architecture, you're kind of hamstrung to Intel's schedule unless AMD somehow gets back into the game.
  7. Oppenheim macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2015
    It was a bad decision in my view.

    Kaby lake is far better in terms of power efficiency and for USB-C. Attempting 4 USB-C ports on a Skylake is a bit hacky. Kaby a far better fit for what Apple are trying to achieve.

    Instead of being first to market with Kabylake, Apple were last with Skylake. Dell have had Skylake machines for sale since 2015.

    Apple should have held off till Jan.

    Then again, the amount of pent up demand for new MBPs was ginormous. There's a 6 week wait for the new MBP. Profit won.
  8. kucharsk macrumors regular

    May 31, 2016
    So, if you're Apple, and you have a runaway success that's also going to have huge Christmas sales numbers, how precisely was not waiting a bad idea?
  9. hj576 macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2016
    And as far as I know, Kaby Lake versions available come with intel HD graphics and not Intel Iris.
    So even on the lower end 13inch, which has a 15W processor (15W kaby lake are available to manufacturers). If apple would have opted for it, they would have to settle with Intel HD Integrated Graphics. I would much rather have a slightly slower processor but better graphics.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 5, 2016 ---
    As far as the touchbar models are concerned, the Intel chips, these models use are not available in 7th gen
  10. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    The high end processors that apple would need are not even out until Jan. Apple would require a time machine.
  11. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    And miss Christmas... yeah right.

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