Intel's Amber Lake Chips Appropriate For Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air 2018 Revealed

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In the past few months, we’ve heard so many interesting rumors about the 12-inch MacBook Air 2018. This time around, reports suggest that it could be packed with Intel’s upcoming 14nm++ Y-Series Amber Lake chips.

The Chips

According to reports, 3 Amber Lake chips that are appropriate for the 12-inch MacBook have been spotted. The name of the chips are:

Core m3-8100Y

  • Base Clock of 1.1 GHz
  • 2-core Turbo of 2.7 GHz
  • 1-core Turbo of 3.4 GHz.

Core i5-8200Y

  • Base Clock of 1.3 GHz
  • 2-core Turbo of 3.2 GHz
  • 1-core Turbo of 3.9 GHz.

Core i7-8500Y

  • Base Clock of 1.5 GHz
  • 2-core Turbo of 3.6 GHz
  • 1-core Turbo 4.2 GHz.

As for when will these chips will be released, it’s still unknown. In fact, after Intel announced its upcoming Amber Lake chips during the recent Computex event which was held from June 5 to 9, 2018, no further information about the chips has been given.

When Is The 12-inch Laptop Coming?

There hasn’t been any official announcement from Apple in regards to its release date. However, Mac Rumors reports that Apple could unveil the laptop on September along with the 2018 iPhones, and then hold an event in October or release them on a random date.

Rumored Specs & Features

According to a report last month, not only will the price come down, there will also be a 13-inch screen option available. However, reports are on the mix whether this 13-inch version will be a refresh to the 12-inch or an entirely new model.

In fact, there was even a recent filing at the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) of A1931 and 1932 which many believe is a 12-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air 2018. If this is true, then we can assume that the 12-inch and 13-inch are two separate models.

As for the design, a patent was reported last May. The patent was discovered by Patently Apple suggests that the Cupertino company is working on a hinge design that would allow it to make a clamshell MacBook.

Another interesting patent spotted was for a pencil-compatible trackpad.  The pencil features a number of sensors that could detect movement, orientation, and depth.  It could also be used with a Mac as an ‘air mouse’ or a joystick for gaming.

Furthermore, the device is rumored to feature a new USB Type-C port that will support Thunderbolt 3. It will also have LTE connectivity,

Are you excited to the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air 2018 from Apple? We would like to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

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