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While not exactly a rumor, given Intel’s refresh of their Core processors, it has been assumed that this year’s MacBook Pro refresh could be packing the company’s latest Kaby Lake processors which were recently shown off during IDF. However it seems that assuming the MacBook Pro is refreshed this year, there’s a good chance it will not pack the latest processors from Intel.


According to MacRumors, this is because Intel typically launches the low-power 4.5W Y-series chips and 15W U-series chips first, meaning that these are definitely not for the MacBook Pro. Instead based on an old Intel roadmap, the Kaby Lake processors that are more suited for the MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini will not be launching until end of 2016.

This means that if you are hoping that this year’s overhauled MacBook Pro would be packing the latest processors, you might be disappointed. However this doesn’t mean that the laptop will be underpowered, but if you’re looking to futureproof your laptop for the next few years, then maybe you’ll want to wait. Of course we’re not sure when the MacBook Pros will be refreshed again with the Kaby Lake processors, so it really depends on how badly you need a new laptop.

It is possible that maybe Apple could hold off on the refresh until the Kaby Lake processors are available, but that does seem unlikely. Either way we guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out, but in the meantime maybe you should temper your expectations.

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