“Apple is expected to refresh its MacBook lineup in 2016 with Intel’s faster Skylake processors and Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C, and supply chain sources now indicate the updated notebooks may see a staggered launch throughout the year,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“The company’s manufacturing partners are expected to start producing new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro models around late March or early April, followed by 15-inch MacBook Pro models in the third quarter, according to the sometimes-reliable Taiwanese website DigiTimes,” Rossignol reports. “If accurate, new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro models could debut at Apple’s rumored March media event, alongside the new 4-inch iPhone, iPad Air 3, and Apple Watch updates, or at WWDC, likely scheduled for mid-June.”

“The larger 15-inch MacBook Pro may not be launched until after WWDC, however, as the third quarter translates to between July and September,” Rossignol reports. “While that seems questionable, Apple may elect to announce a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at WWDC and begin shipping the notebook later in the year.”

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