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MacBook Pro for 2018 Might Not Receive a Major Update, According to Industry Sources

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Jan 15, 2018
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The MacBook Pro 2016 and 2017 lineup featured a slight change to the overall design, along with the specifications upgrade. For 2018 however, if you’re looking to pick up a new MacBook Pro, chances are that there is nothing extraordinary that is going to be changed about these machines.

Apple Reported to Shift Major MacBook Pro Orders to Foxconn From Quanta – Spec Bump Most Likely the Only Thing We Should Expect

Sources from the upstream supply chain have stated that the California-based giant has shifted a major percentage of its orders from Quanta to Foxconn. Foxconn is now expected to commence mass shipments to fulfill the new orders in the second quarter of 2018.

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For the 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup, we might continue to see the Touch Bar but instead of dual-core processors, Apple might finally shift to quad-core processors thanks to the Kaby Lake-R family. Comprising up of Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, the 13-inch MacBook Pro for 2018 will be able to deliver better computing performance if they get a processor upgrade this year.

When the source talks about a major update, we speculate a design change, not a hardware upgrade. The hardware upgrade we feel is still going to be present and for those that have yet to gravitate to a 13-inch notebook, we strongly recommend that you wait for this year’s notebook to come forth so that you are able to make a better purchasing decision.

It is also possible that Apple finally upgrades the total RAM count to 32GB, making it much simpler for creative professionals and heavy multitaskers to take advantage of the additional memory. With the release of the new MacBook Pro lineup, the 2017 models will be given a price slash, making it more affordable for the public to get a well-built portable machine on their hands.

What sort of internal upgrades are you looking forward to on the new MacBook Pro refresh? Tell us down in the comments.

Source: DigiTimes

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