There was no ignoring the fact that Intel had come out and admitted that its new Broadwell processors were going to be delayed, and even though there had been rumors suggesting we could see the new CPUs release late 2014 and so raising hopes that the next MacBook Pro would benefit from it, an early release was still uncertain.
Thankfully, there is some good news because Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich has said he can guarantee that Broadwell will find its way into computers by the end of 2014. This is great news for those holding out for the newer, faster processor, but it does not guarantee that Broadwell will find its way into the new range of Mac devices.
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We know that Apple already updated the MacBook Air, but an all-new design is rumored for later this year, and so are 2014 updates to the MacBook Pro and iMac. However, seeing as though these devices usually targets around the Back-to-school season we do fear they will not feature Broadwell.
However, with Reuters making a point that Intel guarantees Broadwell will be in devices for the busy holiday season, this makes us wonder if Apple decides to delay the 2014 MacBook Pro and iMac refresh, as well as the MacBook Air redesign?
A previous article of ours looked at the possibility of the 2014 MacBook Pro refresh possibly coming with Broadwell in October, but there is no chance of that happening now with this latest news.
Do you think Apple will still try to upgrade some of its product line in order to include Broadwell by the end of this year, or are they more likely to hold off and launch the updated models early in 2015?
There is also the possibility that Apple could hold off the Mac mini update and release an all-new model to take full advantage of the new Intel Broadwell chips, although the Air and Pro would benefit more because of the potential of increased battery life.