New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple’s September event

August 17, 2018


The new MacBook will use Intel’s Kaby Lake processor, industry sources reportedly advised DigiTimes, The sources also expect the refreshed notebook to start from $1,200 for the base model, but did not advise on any potential specification changes, aside from the processor.

Claimed to be originally scheduled for a refresh in the fourth quarter of 2017, the MacBook update was apparently delayed due to Intel having issues with producing processors under a 10-nanometer process. After Intel confirmed it would wait until 2019 before mass producing the 10-nanometer processors, Apple allegedly reworked the MacBook’s design to use the 14-nanometer Kaby Lake architecture, rather than put off the refresh for another year.

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