There have been some who have predicted that Apple is expected to do away with its MacBook Air lineup, but there are also who some who believe that the lineup could be sticking around for a little longer. In fact there are rumors suggesting that Apple could very well update its MacBook Air lineup this year.
Now according to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News (via AppleInsider), it seems that we might have more details on the upcoming refresh. The report is claiming that Apple could be using Intel’s 8th generation Kaby Lake processors for the 2018 MacBook Air refresh. The report is suggesting that the reason behind the use of Kaby Lake is due to Intel’s continued delay of the 10nm Cannon Lake processors, which last we heard will only be ready in late 2019.
There is an alternative to the Kaby Lake and that is with the Whiskey Lake processors, although given that those processors are only released in the second half of 2018, there is a chance that there might not be enough units to go around in time for Apple’s planned refresh. However this does not mean that the Kaby Lakes will be a slouch.
The refresh Kaby Lake processors will feature quad-core Core i5 and i7 processors that can be boosted up to 3.4GHz and 4.2GHz, making them faster than the previous generation. No word on when the new MacBook Airs will be announced, but presumably it should be later this year when Apple announces its new iMac and iPad Pro refreshes.