It looks like Apple’s lineup of productivity notebooks will be getting an upgrae sometime this year. According to a research note by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple will be refreshing the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. In addition, all three laptops will also be receiving RAM upgrades as well.
First up is Apple’s adorable 12-inch MacBook, which currently is powered by Intel’s Skylake CPUs (Core m3, Core m5, and Core m7). According to Kuo, Apple will start mass producing Kaby Lake equipped MacBooks in the second quarter of 2017. Besides that, the ultra slim notebook is also said to be endowed with support for up to 16GB of RAM.
In addition to updating the 12-inch MacBook, Kuo has also mentioned that Apple will be bestowing its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Intel’s 7th generation processors as well. That said, unlike the 12-inch MacBook Pro, both of Apple’s ‘Pro’ notebooks will not be getting a RAM upgrade, which currently stands at 16GB. This is probably due to LPDDR3E’s technological limitations. These refreshed notebooks are said to be mass produced by the third quarter of 2017.
Nonetheless, do take this one with a grain of salt folks. At least until Apple makes an official announcement.