MacBook Air successor will reportedly use Kaby Lake processors (but I say it won’t be called a MacBook Air)

MacBook Air successor will reportedly use Kaby Lake processors (but I say it won’t be called a MacBook Air)

According to a translated report from Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News — as noted by MacRumors — the successor to the MacBook Air will pack an Intel Kaby Lake processor. Makes sense as the release of the Cannon Lake chip, which would have been a logical choice, has  been delayed again. However, the Sellers Research Group says the new laptop won’t be dubbed a MacBook Air.

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MacBook Pros with 32GB of memory not likely until 2019

MacBook Pros with 32GB of memory not likely until 2019

If you’ve been holding out for a MacBook Pro with 32GB of memory, it’s probably going to be 2019 until you can get your hands on one. Intel’s 10nm "Cannon Lake" processors won't be shipping in high volumes this year. Intel revealed the updated time frame while discussing its first quarter earnings.

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It could be late 2018 before we get a MacBook Pro with 32GB of memory

It could be late 2018 before we get a MacBook Pro with 32GB of memory

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.

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Here's the hardware I’m expecting to be unveiled today

Here's the hardware I’m expecting to be unveiled today

The keynote that kicks off Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference will get underway at 10 a.m. (Pacific) today. There’s little doubt we’ll see the next versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS unveiled.

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Could it be 2018 before we see substantial Mac updates?

Could it be 2018 before we see substantial Mac updates?

Say it ain’t so:  Cannon Lake, Intel's next generation of Core processors, could arrive later than initially believed, after comments by a company executive suggest delays in development and mass production of the new processor, reports PC World. This could delay the anticipated 32GB MacBook Pro with Touch Bar until 2018.

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Expect Kaby Lake processors (and 32GB of RAM) in upcoming MacBook Pros

Expect Kaby Lake processors (and 32GB of RAM) in upcoming MacBook Pros

Apple blog Pike's Universum hash uncovered three motherboard identifiers that hint at updated MacBook Pros with Kaby Lake processors. Since the latest version of the laptops only arrived, four months ago, I wouldn’t expect to see hardware updates for the line until September.

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Intel previews new Kaby Lake processors; look for ‘em in upcoming iMacs, MacBook Pros

Intel previews new Kaby Lake processors; look for ‘em in upcoming iMacs, MacBook Pros

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Intel is announcing an expansion of its current CPU lineup, with the addition of several new and more powerful seventh-generation Core i-series processors known by the code name of Kaby Lake. You can expect to see them, per my crystal ball, in iMacs that will arrive in the spring and new MacBook Pros that will arrive in late summer or early fall.

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AWT News Update: October 31, 2016

AWT News Update: October 31, 2016

We have some ghoulishly good stories for you today on the Apple World Today News Update:

  • We tell you about the design decision that resulted in the new MacBook Pros having a maximum of 16GB of RAM and leaving half of the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 13-inch model with limited bandwidth
  • There's something else missing from the new MacBook Pro that has been in every Mac since the first one back in 1984...
  • Twitter's testing a new feature in the iOS app that might make it easier to read linked webpages
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