If you’re thinking about getting a new MacBook Pro laptop, you might want to hold off on the current models. This is because according to a recent tweet by @_rogame, it has been suggested that Apple’s upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh could be taking advantage of Intel’s 10th gen Ice Lake chipsets.
When comparing the upcoming MacBook Pro to its predecessor from 2019 that used Intel’s 8th gen chipsets, it seems that there will be a boost in speed by approximately 12%, and also an boost in GPU performance by about 30%. These gains alone, especially if you plan to keep your laptop around for years, means that it could be worth holding out until the laptops are announced, unless you desperately need a new one right now.
2020 13" Macbook Pro
> i7-1068NG7 2.3GHz base 4.1GHz boost 28W
> 32GB of RAM
> 2TB SSD pic.twitter.com/o4k6ymc6oJ
— _rogame (@_rogame) February 15, 2020
As to when the new MacBook Pros will be announced, last we heard, there was a rumor claiming that Apple could host an event on the 31st of March. Apple typically hosts events multiple times a year, where the first one usually takes place in the early part of the year, so this rumor of a 31st of March event isn’t entirely out of the question.