Cannon Lake, Intel's next generation of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed. Intel has rescheduled the release of its next-generation Cannon Lake-based processors to the end of 2018, reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “sources from the upstream supply chain.” This could delay the anticipated 32GB MacBook Pro.
The 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs are expected to see up to 25% performance improvement and 45% less power consumption compared to existing 14nm Kaby Lake processors. However, Intel has reportedly been facing difficulties with its 10nm process, according to DigiTimes. The Cannon Lake processors, originally set for launch in 2017, have seen their launch schedule revised three times: first to the end of 2017 or early 2018, then to the mid-2018, and now the end of 2018.
Cannon Lake processors include support for LPDDR4 memory, which could allow for the creation of a MacBook Pro with up to 32GB of memory without a RAM controller. Currently, the limit for Kaby Lake Mac laptops is 16GB.