Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pros and iMacs use the Intel “Kaby Lake” CPUs. But “Coffee Lake” is coming and “Cannon Lake” after that. John sorts it all out.
Apple used its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event to show off new iMac models with Intel Kaby Lake processors and up to 64 GB RAM.
With Intel’s Kaby Lake processors shipping and the MacBook Pro woefully overdue for a refresh, Apple could skip over Skylake and roll out new laptops with the latest chips—except that isn’t going to happen. Instead, Apple will most likely retire the aging Haswell chips it currently uses and finally move on to Skylake, and the really significant processor change won’t come until 2018 with Cannonlake.