MacBook Pro 2018 release date, price, features, specs
Find out what could be in store for the MacBook Pro in 2018. Here are all the rumours about the MacBook Pro 2018’s release date, specs, price and more
happy with the update. Read on to find out why people were disappointed, and how Apple could be addressing the complaints with new features in the 2018 update to the MacBook Pro range.
One thing we know for sure is that Apple is aware of the complaints: In November 2017 Apple’s head of design Jony Ive admitted to being aware of the disappointment and criticism regarding the MacBook models.
Speaking at Smithsonian Magazine’s Future of Design event in Washington DC in December, (listen to the recording here), Ive said: “Absolutely, all of your feelings and feedback around the MacBook you use, we couldn’t want to listen to more… And we hear – boy, do we hear.”
So, with that revelation in mind, it seems likely that Apple will be focused on fixing the criticisms of the MacBook Pro range in 2018.
You can read more about the current MacBook Pros here – 2017 13in MacBook Pro review and 2017 15in MacBook Pro review. We also have a comparison of the two models and a comprehensive Mac buying guide. In this article, which will be regularly updated, we examine some of the rumours about the 2018 MacBook Pro.
2018 MacBook Pro: Release date
We think it’s likely that Apple will update the MacBook Pro in June 2018, to coincide with WWDC. We may see new MacBook Pro models during the WWDC keynote on 4 June. Read all about the next Apple event here.
However, we may not see a major update in 2018 – despite Apple head of design Jony Ive stating that he was aware of complaints about the models (as referenced above).
The suggestion that Apple has no exciting plans for the MacBook in 2018 came from Digitimes sources in January 2018, who claimed that: “Since Apple has not had a major upgrade to its MacBook product line since the releases of its new MacBook Pro devices at the end of 2016 and has no plan for one in 2018, the US-based vendor is planning to shift orders for models that are already in mass production to Foxconn to save costs and reduce risks.”
Following this report though, there have been further reports in Digitimes suggesting that a new 13in MacBook model is going to launch this year. So, we think that something is definitely in the works.