The last time Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro was more than a year ago. This means that a refresh is no doubt imminent which also means that unless you desperately need a new laptop now or in the coming weeks, it might be a good idea to hold off on buying a MacBook Pro, especially with there being signs that a refreshed model is on its way.

In a recently spotted Geekbench benchmark (via Cult of Mac), it appears that Apple has new MacBook Pros on the way with Intel’s Coffee Lake chipsets. The Coffee Lake series of processors were launched back in 2017 so if you were hoping to see Cannon Lake MacBook Pros with support for 32GB of RAM, you might have to wait until 2019.

That being said, the updated MacBook Pros are expected to be faster than its predecessors thanks to the use of new hardware, but whether or not you need the speed depends on what you use it for, but generally speaking it probably wouldn’t hurt to buy the latest to keep yourself as “futureproofed” as possible.

The new MacBook Pros are also expected to retain the same design as its predecessors, so if you were hoping for a design update you might be disappointed. However we are curious as to whether or not Apple will be addressing the keyboard issue. The company has recently launched a repair program for MacBook keyboards, admitting that maybe its design had some flaws, which like we said we are curious to see if they will address these in 2018’s refresh.

Filed in Apple >Computers. Read more about Intel, Laptops and Macbook Pro.

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