Apple Rumored to Unveil MacBook Pro Upgrade at WWDC 2017

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This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, set to take place in early June, is starting to sound more and more like a hardware event.

Today, Bloomberg reports that Apple has plans to unveil a brand new MacBook Pro, as well as a new 12-inch MacBook for good measure. In fact, the report indicates that Apple is actually planning on unveiling three new laptops at this year’s WWDC, all of which would breathe new life into its current MacBook lineup.

The first new addition is an upgrade MacBook Pro, which would include Intel’s faster Kaby Lake processor. The second, a new 12-inch MacBook which would also include faster Intel chips inside. And, lastly, a new 13-inch MacBook Air with an upgraded processor, too, because sales of that particular laptop have not died down:

“Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp., said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. Apple is also working on a new version of the 12-inch MacBook with a faster Intel chip. The company has also considered updating the aging 13-inch MacBook Air with a new processor as sales of the laptop, Apple’s cheapest, remain surprisingly strong, one of the people said.”

This is certainly not the first time that we’ve heard that MacBook Pro and MacBook models would be getting updated to feature Kaby Lake processors from Intel, but it is the first time that we’re hearing those devices will be unveiled at this year’s WWDC.

In addition to these new laptops, Apple is also rumored to unveil a smart speaker with Siri on board, as well as reveal a newly-designed 10.5-inch iPad Pro (as the iPad mini lineup is said to get phased out entirely).

[via Bloomberg]