Get ready for new Apple laptops next month

Get ready for new Apple laptops next month

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported that Cupertino will announce internal makeovers for its laptops at the annual developers conference, which is scheduled for June 5-9. The MacBook Air weighs 2.96 pounds (13-inch model), while the newer models of MacBook Pros weigh 4.02 pounds (15-inch model) and 3.02 pounds (13-inch model).

A new report out of Bloomberg claims that Apple will be giving each and every MacBook in its current lineup an update at this year's WWDC conference.

The image of the product that Apple's foundation was built upon is at risk of being tarnished, and that's something the company is clearly trying to avoid, judging by the recent spate of reports regarding both new MacBooks and Mac desktops.

Specifically speaking, the MacBook Pro is expected to be bumped up to receive Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors. This month, Microsoft Corp. debuted the Surface Laptop, which boots up in seconds, has a touch screen and runs on a more stable version of Windows.

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Some major technology companies, including Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, declined comment on the Microsoft statement . Meanwhile, a security researcher in the United Kingdom discovered a " kill switch " in WannaCry, further mitigating its impact.

Apple may be rethinking that suggestion, with Bloomberg reporting that the company has considered putting a new processor in the Air.

Apple and Intel declined to comment. It has been nearly seven years since Apple last redesigned the MacBook Air. Apple launched the device last November with older sixth-generation chips, which means folks who already own the newer model may be a bit dismayed by Apple's refresh.

Less certain is the MacBook Air's future: the computer that in large part ushered in the ultrabook era is still selling surprisingly well, but Apple seems hesitant to update it.

Apple's Mac lineup has seen a long-awaited refresh over the past year, with the MacBook Pro adding the new TouchBar feature. It is high time that Apple releases an update to its laptop, and for that very objective, the new Mac laptops will suffice.

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