Apple is preparing three new laptops that are expected to launch next month at Apple’s annual WWDC conference, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Apple could release a refreshed version of the 12-inch MacBook with a new Intel chip, according to the report.
A second version of the 12-inch MacBook with a faster Intel chip is also planned for launch.
One of the complaints about Apple’s MacBook laptop is that the current processor is optimised for battery life, not for performance. A new model using a different Intel chip could make the device more attractive to a wider swath of users at the expense of battery life.
Finally, Apple may update its least expensive laptop, the MacBook Air, with a new processor as well.
For the past few years, Apple’s hasn’t launched new hardware at its annual developer conference. But Apple seems to be gearing up to launch something this year — previous rumours have suggested a smart speaker and possibly a new iPad Pro.
Last fall, Apple launched new MacBook Pros with a touchscreen integrated into the keyboard. Although the company says that sales of the new laptops are robust, many professional users who wanted a new high-end laptop were disappointed.