The new processor architecture ?Kaby Lake?, from Intel, was made official a few weeks ago, just before the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In the case of Apple, all Macs still have processors based on the ?Skylake? architecture, the former when not even older. But if these codes found in the latest beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 are right, that could change very soon.
The blog Pike?s Universum discovered by reviewing the codes from the latest test version, three motherboard identifiers indicated on the Mac line and that, based on the energy management profiles, refer to new models of MacBooks Pro. The three codes must correspond to eight models , in the following logic:
- Mac-B4831CEBD52A0C4C: would correspond to two new 13 "non-touch Bar MacBook Pro models with? Kaby Lake ?processors capable of achieving 3.4GHz and 4GHz through Turbo boost this would correspond to the i5-7260U and i7-7660U processors respectively;
- Mac-CAD6701F7CEA092: would match three new Touch Bar 13 ? MacBook Pro models with ?Kaby Lake? processors capable of 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz and 4GHz through Turbo boost which would correspond to processors i5-7267U, i5-7287U and i7-7567U, respectively;
- Mac-551B86E5744E2388: would match three new 15 ? MacBook Pro models (with Touch Bar, of course), with ?Kaby Lake? processors capable of reaching 3.8GHz, 3.9GHz and 4.1GHz through Turbo boost which would correspond to the i7-7700HQ, i7-7820HQ and i7-7920 processors, respectively.
With the codes it was not possible to specify if the GPUs of the machines will also receive upgrades, or if the line (at least one of the models) will receive the speculated and expected 32GB of RAM. Unfortunately, there was also no evidence for updates from other lines like iMac or Mac Pro.
The fact is that, as you can see, every current model of MacBook Pro gets its respective processor change, without causing major line changes as a perfectly understandable thing, considering that these are the latest computers announced by Apple. Didn't they have lagged models for them to upgrade before?).
In the end, the most important information, the release date, has not been given to us, and, let's face it, Apple will announce an update to the MacBooks Pro with new "Kaby Lake" processors at some point in the future, that's all we already have. we know So we keep waiting.