WWDC: Apple likely to unveil new MacBooks and a Siri speaker

Posted June 01, 2017

Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote is just a few days away, which is when Apple will give us a first iOS 11 taste alongside news of other operating system updates due this year, including macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. If a noted Apple analyst is to be believed, however, the MacBook Pro 2017 might very well address all of the 2016 model's issues sooner than expected.

You can find the 13-inch MacBook Pro devices for delivery starting with tomorrow in the USA and in various other countries. According to persistent rumors about the upcoming device, the professional-grade laptop would be released with Intel's Kaby Lake chips this coming June, during Apple's WWDC 2017 event. It's unclear if we will see a bump up to 32GB of RAM with this update.

Isports Times reported that in a recent note to Apple clients, Analyst Kuo wrote that Apple's engineers were able to squeeze a 10.5-inch display into a form factor similar to the existing 9.7-inch iPad models.

The 2017 MacBook Pro release date could arrive as early as next Monday after WWWDC 2017.

For the longest time, Apple's MacBooks had the sleekest designs versus its competitors.

The current MacBook Pro weathered a lot of criticism when it was announced but it has soldiered on none the less. Apple apparently hopes that the drop will help sales. Another rumor indicates that AMD Ryzen could potentially be added to the MacBook Pro 2017 which would ultimately enhance the device's functionality, performance and most especially its battery life. This is completely understandable since Apple released the MacBook Pro with Touchbar without waiting for the latest Kaby Lake processor or even the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Ryzen.

Expect a 2017 MacBook Pro with the same design, potentially a new color or two, and mostly under the hood updates.

The documents also highlight a new Apple Magic Keyboard, which has not been upgraded since 2015.

The new models include a Touch Bar above the display on the $1,799 and up models.