According to the report, the latest beta of MacOS shows that the Cupertino tech giant is preparing the operating system “code to accommodate the 2017 MacBook Pro range’s move to Intel’s seventh generation Kaby Lake architecture.”
The new MacBook Pro machines with the Kaby Lake chips are expected to arrive in October, the report said.
Buyers criticized Appel for not using Kaby Lake processors
Apple launched the current line-up of its MacBook Pro laptops in last October. They have the Intel sixth-generation Skylake chips. Among the most notable changes to the notebook are a Touch Bar, retina display, Touch ID, USB-C ports, and a larger Force Touch trackpad.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was criticized by early buyers for using old CPU chips in the new MacBook Pro laptops. Users said that the new laptop should have new Kaby Lake chips, instead of three-year-old Skylake chips.
Kaby Lake was produced using a 14-nanometer manufacturing process technology by Intel. The new processor features a new graphics architecture to improve performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback.
Apple MacBook Pro
The Cupertino tech giant sells 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with touch bar, as well as a 13-inch machine without the touch bar. The touch bar-free notebook, which is said to be a successor to the MacBook Air, has a more modest CPU than the touch bar models, thus delivering an impressive all-day battery life.
Analysts are predicting that sales of the MacBook and MacBook Pro models will exceed 15 million in 2017, thanks to the Kaby Lake processor and possibly 32GB of RAM later in the year, Apple Insider reported.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Kaby Lake-based 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros would arrive in the early third quarter. According to the report, the Kaby Lake processors are not significantly faster but do consume less power for the slightly improved performance.
Kuo, who is a famous Apple analyst, earlier said that the giant will fix two main MacBook Pro problems – limited memory option and high price – in the second half of 2017. He believes that the company will cut the price of the laptops, and will add a 32GB RAM option.
Apple sells the 13-inch MacBook Pro at $1,800, and the 15-inch model with Intel’s Core i7 2.7GHz quad-core processor and 512GB of storage at $2,800.
Kuo expects that the demand for the laptop will increase in late this year when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch the new MacBook Pro models featuring the Kaby Lake processor.