The MacBook series, that hasn’t been tampered with in years, will have its first revamp. According to reports, Apple has finally decided to upgrade the series. The new reports have been speculated to be thinner, have better, more powerful graphics including a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. There would also be the inclusion of a touchscreen strip replacing the function keys. The key goal will be the simplifying of shortcuts to allow reprogramming of hardware buttons. This will, in turn, add capabilities with software updates rather than refreshment of internal hardware.
The last time Apple had a major change with the MacBook series was 4 years ago with Apple adding a retina display. In these 4 years, Apple has only invested in moderate changes and improvements in the laptop series. The MacBook sales had been on a major decline in 2015, managing only a little recovery by the last few months. Thus, the laptop series has been in dire need of updates.
These new models are rumoured to be launched during the iPhone launch event in September this year. Though the time of their availability in the market for sales hasn’t been specified yet. Some of these systems are rumoured to be offering AMD’s Polaris based GPUs, while the low-cost models might sport Intel’s graphics. It has been speculated that Apple is returning its focus to the Mac line after the iPhone sales bettered the former.