“It has been widely rumored that Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air laptop will feature Intel’s next-generation Broadwell family of processors — something DigiTimes reported this morning,” Ashraf Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “However, those who have followed Intel’s public statements know that Intel is planning for Broadwell’s follow-on, known as Skylake, to be ramping significantly during the second half of 2015.”
Essa wonders, “Given that Skylake is likely to bring substantial performance and power benefits over the Broadwell family of processors, what could this mean for Apple’s MacBook Air products?”
“Perhaps the most plausible explanation is that Apple will, as DigiTimes suggests, go into production and launch Broadwell-based MacBook Air systems during early 2015 and then do a refresh for the back-to-school shopping season,” Eassa writes. “Apple could reuse the same chassis it plans to introduce with the Broadwell models, but swap in a newly designed logic board to support the Skylake platform.”
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