The laptop saw continued availability after the introduction of the 2016 MacBook Pro lineup, as well as the 2017 versions.
Additionally, Kuo said Apple may release a new low-priced laptop, similar to the MacBook Air, but likely rebranded in a new way.
For one, it's apparently the first eGPU to support Thunderbolt 3 displays like LG's Apple-approved 5K Monitor. Apple removed the mid-2015 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro model from its online store, officially killing off what some consider to be the best laptop ever made.
Another frustration pro Mac users have been having recently is that the product cycle has seemed to keep stretching, with Apple taking increasingly long between product updates.
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For 13-inch models, it will have a quad-core Intel Core i5 will be included with a top clock speed of 2.3GHz and turbo boost up to 3.8GHz. The MacBook Pro 15 will be powered by the AMD Radeon Pro 555X or AMD Radeon Pro 560X.
He predicted the Mac mini upgrade may come out alongside the new models MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac with "significant display-performance upgrades". With the T2 Chip, Apple can deliver an enhanced security system with support for secure boot and on-the-fly encrypted storage. The feature "Hey Siri" is also available on the MacBook Pro for the first time. The company said in a press release that the 15-inch model is up to 70 percent faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast.
The Blackmagic eGPU's Radeon Pro 580 has 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM and supports Apple's Metal 3D-accelerated graphics framework.
So we can expect Apple to pull something out of the bag at its annual Autumn tech showcase, potentially a redesigned Mac Mini with more powerful innards and USB-C connections, and a properly re-worked 12in MacBook that fills the gap the lack of new MacBook Airs leave. It comes inside a small, compact and non-upgradable enclosure designed with Blackmagic.
The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro gets a bump up to Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, maximum of 32GB DDR4 RAM (was 16GB previously), and up to 4TB of storage.