The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things, but one thing that it hasn't changed is Apple releasing new products. And benchmarks test results suggest that Apple has a new 13-inch MacBook Pro in the works.
Well, maybe it won't be the 13-inch model, but more on that in a moment.
Twitter user @_rogame discovered 3DMark benchmarks for the new MacBook Pro.
As you might imagine, there's not a whole lot of information.
- Intel Core i7-1068NG7 2.3GHz base 4.1GHz boost processor
- 32GB of RAM
- 2/4TB SSD
The i7-1068NG7 processor is a 10th-gen Intel Ice Lake-U chip that as of yet has not been officially confirmed yet. The switch to Ice Lake-U from Whiskey Lake-U is likely to be a significant performance boost.
Given the spec of this system, it seems to be a high-end offering and would cost in excess of $3,000. It's likely that Apple would release a more affordable version powered by a Core i5 processor too.
The most interesting this about this "leak" is the suggestion that this may not be a 13-inch MacBook Pro, but instead a new 14-inch model -- Apple's bumped the 15-inch MBP to 16-inch, so why not upgrade the 13-inch to 14-inch?