MacBook Pro 2018 To Feature New Intel 6-Core i9 Processor; Specs, Leaks Detailed
The giant tech company Apple is rumored to update the MacBook Pro lineup this coming June 4 to coincide with their WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event. Last November, their head of design Jony Ive admitted his awareness of the complaints regarding the models. For this reason, the company is now more focused on fixing those this year.
In terms of specification, the MacBook Pro 2018 is rumored to feature a 15-inch display with a resolution of 2880 pixels by 1800 pixels and a 13.3-inch one with a resolution of 2560 pixels by 1600 pixels. The display will also be 4K with touchscreen capabilities. Under the hood, the device will get powered by Intel’s Core i9 (Coffee Lake) processor, which was just recently unveiled last April 3, paired with a 6-core processor (in 12-thread configurations) for the bigger model and from dual-core to quad-core for the smaller model.
According to Macworld, Apple seems to have no other choice but to settle down with the Coffee Lake chips for the MacBook Pro 2018 models even if it doesn’t include LPDDR4 RAM. The main reason is that the Intel’s Cannon Lake that supports this memory storage has been delayed until the end of this year and was supposed to be ready last year.
The MacBook Pro 2018 is also speculated to come with the redesigned butterfly mechanism keyboard, which will likely have a protective membrane made from a waterproof material similar to silicone to prevent dust and liquids to get in. The device is expected to have the AMD Radeon Pro 555 or 560 to replace the Radeon Pro 455 graphics card.
Inside the MacBook Pro 2018, additional ports to make it faster and save a lot of space can be possible once the size of the circuit board is reduced. Another possibility that Apple will put into consideration is the headphone jack might be swapped to give way for the Lightning or another USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 port.
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