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WWDC forecast: Kaby Lake MacBooks with a chance of Air

The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (Source: Apple)
The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (Source: Apple)
The latest information on Apple's upcoming WWDC suggests CPU upgrades for all MacBooks, updated iPads, and possibly the reappearance of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.

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Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California is coming up on June 5. The keynote address will be livestreamed here on the day of, but there is already no shortage of predictions and alleged inside information for what Apple is planning to announce. Here is a brief round-up of what we can expect from this year's WWDC, courtesy of IHS Markit and Forbes:

With Coffee Lake and Cannonlake on the 2H 2017 horizon, the MacBook Pro 13, 15, and MacBook are all expected to be updated to Kaby Lake. Waiting longer than WWDC to update to Kaby Lake would likely mean (once again) being a generation behind on launch. Each notebook line is expected to recieve the Kaby Lake upgrade to its current CPU: the MacBook will get a Kaby Lake-Y, the MacBook Pro 13 a Kaby Lake-U, and the MacBook Pro 15 a Kaby Lake-H CPU.

An interesting prediction is the possible refresh of the MacBook Air at WWDC. Once assumed to be discontinued by the introduction of the no-touchbar MacBook Pro, IHS says that they are seeing new production for the 11.6-inch air. A 13.3-inch Air refresh is also in the works, but analysts are less bullish on its appearance at WWDC. Experts believe the 11.6-inch Air will be focused on education or developing markets.

Another distinct possibility is the launch of a new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro coinciding with the updated MacBooks. Software-wise, the latest versions of iOS, MacOS, watchOS, and tvOS are also expected.

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Douglas Black, 2017-05-28 (Update: 2017-05-28)
Douglas Black
Douglas Black - News Editor
I am a university Lecturer and researcher in English writing, but I like to keep myself busy. Between weightlifting, MMA, and SCUBA diving, one of my life-long interests has always been computers. I used Macs until about 17 years ago when I switched to PCs because of an interest in games, but I'm still interested in top quality laptops that push the design envelope.