Cook on Hilary’s ticket, MacBook Pro refreshed rumour


Apple CEO Tim Cook Could’ve Been Hillary Clinton’s Vice President — US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Vice President running mate could have been Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook is on a list of potential running mates John Podesta, Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, presented before Tim Kaine was selected.

MacBook Pro refresh may still happen in October — The 19th already, and no hints of any Apple Event yet … but if you’re counting on an major refresh for the MacBook Pro in October, don’t give up hope yet. A new report says updated models are still on the way and they’ll launch before the end of the month (maybe October 27th? Apple rescheduled its quarterly earnings report from the 27th to the 25th citing a scheduling conflict). The latest report comes from Macotakara citing a “reliable Chinese supplier.”
This one also says the new models will sport USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 support, dropping the MagSafe 2 charging port. The updated MacBook Pro is also expected to have the standard row of keyboard function keys with a touch-sensitive OLED stip that dynamically changes based on which app is active.
But they may have Intel Skylake instead of the more advance, but hard to get, Kaby Lake CPUs…

The Apple and Intel Affair — History will probably record that the delay in Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro/Air involved the development of some new Apple technologies getting out of sync with Intel’s CPU/GPU roadmap. First, we know that Apple elected to skip a CPU generation, waiting for Skylake with Thunderbolt 3 support. Recently, a leaked Intel roadmap and some analysis of the integrated GPU cycle explains why Apple may have to wait again until 2018 for it’s next major refresh. Particle Debris page 2 explores Apple’s Intel headache.


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