The rumor comes from IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin, who published his Emerging PC Market Tracker (opens in new tab). The report is only available to subscribers, but Forbes has reported on details (opens in new tab) within the report that suggest that Apple will update the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air with new processors in September 2019.
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The new laptops will also ship with Apple’s upcoming operating system, macOS 10.15, according to Lin.
In the report, Lin claims that the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar will be the model that gets the processor update. The version with the Touch Bar got a processor update back in May.
Meanwhile, the MacBook Air last got an update in October 2018. Getting the latest Intel processors should give both laptops a decent performance boost – if these rumors are correct.
This is the same report which suggests that Apple will also be releasing a new 16-inch MacBook Pro this year – although without the recently-rumored OLED display.
So, we will hopefully see some new laptop hardware from Apple later this year. However, as MacRumors points out (opens in new tab), while these rumors suggest a spate of hardware refreshes in September, Apple doesn’t often release new laptops in that month – usually waiting until October.
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