The tech world is abuzz a couple of model new MacBook Air or a reimagining of Apple’s MacBook for 2018 forward of the corporate’s annual iPhone occasion, when such merchandise have been revealed previously … however you may not need to maintain your breath for a debut on September 12.
DigiTimes, chatting with nameless business sources, experiences that Intel’s newly-announced, Eighth-generation Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake processors are experiencing “critical shortages and will comparatively have an effect on distributors’ gross sales.”
Contemplating how far again Intel should have begun work on these processors to have introduced them only a week in the past together with a spate of new laptops at IFA 2018, it’s greater than possible that the aforementioned new MacBook will depend on one of many Amber Lake (i.e. new Core M and Y sequence) processors.
There have been no enhancements to Intel’s M or Y sequence processors, that are used solely in Apple’s present 12-inch MacBook lineup, between when essentially the most present MacBook launched in 2017 and now. So, there’s little probability that Apple would launch a brand new MacBook with the identical processor as earlier than.
If Intel really is having hassle maintaining with demand for the chips, then that might go away Apple with fewer MacBook models than it could need to launch with. Due to this fact, it’s doable that September 12 won’t be the day we see this long-rumored Apple laptop computer, however slightly someday in October or early November, as has been the case for previous Mac launches.
In the event you ask us, the extra time that Apple has to maintain that MacBook within the oven, the higher – the competitors is totally fierce on the market as of late.
By way of BGR