Apple may reveal three new MacBooks at WWDC

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The new MacBooks will probably look the same on the outside.
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Apple fans craving more powerful MacBooks may get their wish next month at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

The company is allegedly planning to unveil a new lineup of MacBooks, according to a report that claims the new machines will pack Intel’s new Kaby Lake processor to bring more speed than ever.

Three new laptops will debut at WWDC 2017, claims Bloomberg, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Both the MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook will be updated with new Intel chips.

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Apple is also supposedly considering updating the 13-inch MacBook Air with a new processor, too, which would be quite a surprise as most observers assumed the machine was on its last legs now that the MacBook and MacBook Pro are thinner. Sales of the old MacBook Air remain “surprisingly strong” due to its cheap price tag, claims one of the report’s sources.

WWDC keynotes are usually heavy on new software and light on hardware. Apple does have a history of unveiling new laptops and developer machines during the event though and most of the current MacBook lineup could use some internal upgrades.

Most of the changes on the new MacBooks will be internal. Bloomberg also claims Apple has been building a new low-power mode chip in-house. It’s unclear if it will be ready in time for the new machines though.

Apple is also expected to announce the next version of macOS at the event alongside new builds of iOS, watchOS and tvOS which will likely be available to the public in the fall.

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  • ukw

    Make the Air 200-300 bucks cheaper with 16 GB ram, 256 SSD and a new CPU and it will be a hit.