Apple has no plans to release a MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 processor
Apple has announced that it will not release a new MacBook Pro with a 7th-gen Intel Core i5, but will continue to make laptops with its own high-performance Core i7 processor.
“We’re not going to release the 7th gen [processor] with a Core i3,” Apple spokesperson Jason Sorensen told the Wall Street Journal.
“There is no need for us to do so.”
“We don’t want to release it with a lower clock speed,” he added.
Apple’s move to bring its MacBook lineup to Intel has been in the works for a while, and Apple announced in February that it would be bringing its MacBook Pro line to Intel processors in late 2018.
It hasn’t been announced whether Apple plans to offer the new laptops with Intel processors or use its own processor instead.
The move to Intel’s next-generation processors will likely impact Apple’s sales in the Macbook Pro market, which is the top Macbook segment in the world, according to market research firm IDC.
It was previously estimated that Apple would sell around 7 million Macbook Pros in 2018.