MacBook Pro constraints, Coffee Lake, macOS 10.13, Icon Resizer, broadband hire


15-inch MacBook Pro deliveries slip to June 5 (or later) — Apple has updated its online store to indicate that 15-inch MacBook Pro shipping orders have slipped and are now estimated for free delivery between June 5-8 in the US. This makes sense, as new laptops are predicted to be unveiled at next week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.
While there are also rumours the MacBook Air will be updated, Apple’ 13-inch MacBook Pro models remain in stock for delivery as early as “next day” in the US and several other countries which puts an Air refresh in doubt.

Intel teases speedy ‘Coffee Lake’ processors that could come to Apple’s 2018 MacBooks — Intel’s 8th-generation processors, codenamed ‘Coffee Lake,’ will be faster than the previous generation by a wider margin than previously thought, with the chip producer claiming the new generation could offer 30% more performance compared to the 7th-generation ‘Kaby Lake’ chips which would probably go into this years models in the upcoming MacBook refresh. Originally it was thought Coffee Lake would be 15% faster.

Here’s what Dennis Sellers wants to see in macOS 10.13 — “If macOS 10.13 isn’t unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on on Monday, June 5, the world will end. Well, okay, I’m exaggerating, but the tech world will be shocked.”

App Store Icon Resizer is a handy tool for developers — App Store Icon Resizer is a useful developer tool for macOS 10.7 and higher. With a single action, App Store Icon Resizer takes care of creating all sizes of app icons that are needed for every app in the Apple App Store. The tool prompts the user with a window, where the basic icon with a resolution of 1024×1024 pixels can be dragged in. It only costs NZ$1.49/US99¢ at the Mac App Store.

Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team — Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless “System on a Chip” lead, offering additional evidence that Apple may plan to expand its internal chip development into Broadband Processors working as mobile modems.

 

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