“Apple’s current MacBook models are powered by Intel Core M processors based on the company’s Broadwell architecture,” Ashraf Eassa reports for The Motley Fool. “But it shouldn’t be too long before Intel begins rolling out Core M processors based on its newer Skylake processor design, which promises performance, feature, and efficiency improvements over Broadwell.”
“Indeed, according to some leaked slides from website FanlessTech, Skylake-based Core M processors should deliver as much as 17% improved CPU performance, 1.4 hours additional battery life when playing back 1080p video, and 41% better performance in 3D graphics applications,” Eassa reports. “In light of these compelling improvements, Apple may want to transition its MacBook line to Skylake-based microprocessors as soon as possible. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich indicated on the company’s first quarter earnings call that Skylake-based Core M processors will arrive in the second half of 2015, suggesting that Apple will update its MacBook with these processors later this year.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Almost time to pull the trigger! First, we’ll wait to see if the “iPad Pro” makes its bow and if it can replace our 11-inch MacBook Air road machines or not.