04 July 2019
If you happen to be thinking about buying a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, there is a new piece of news that you should be concerned about. This new report from Forbes mentions that Apple has plans to refresh 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with upgraded specifications and new operating system.
The report is based on the insights shared by Jeff Lin, an IHS Market analyst with close ties to Apple's supply chains. He predicts that we should be seeing a new Retina MacBook Air and a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro model. These new models are said to feature upgraded processors as well as recently unveiled macOS Catalina. The release of the refreshed products is expected to happen in this fall which is around September. It is worth noting that the Pro model here refers to the one without the Touch Bar.
All these predictions have a good probability of coming true as Apple refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models just last month. These were top-end models that come with Touch Bar. The "refresh" aspect included 8th Gen and 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new butterfly keyboards, Touch ID support, a larger trackpad, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and new color options to choose from.
Additionally, Apple is reported to launch a new 16-inch MacBook Pro model this year. It is said to feature an LG LCD display panel with 3072 x 1920 pixels resolution which, if true, will be the highest resolution on any Pro model yet. We should be hearing more information as more leaks and reports will surface online.