A lot of us expected that Apple would unveil its 2018 Latest MacBook Pro at WWDC last month. But rather than news about hardware, the event was more about software updates. There wasn’t any hint whatsoever that new MacBooks are coming. But it’s known to everyone that the tech giant Apple will be updating its MacBook laptops this year. That’s what they do that all the time. There are already rumors that the MacBook Air will get an update of its own, rather than coming to an end.
Latest MacBook Pro is Coming Soon? Really?
Now, there’s the first instance that a MacBook Pro refresh is likely to be in order, thanks to a brand new Geekbench benchmark that reveals some of the laptop’s most important features.
First spotted by 9to5Mac, the Geekbench listing talks about a brand new latest MacBook Pro 15.2 model, which appears to be an update for the 13-inch version of Apple’s Pro family. Let’s take a look at the image below:
Tech Specs of the latest MacBook Pro and Benchmark Results
The benchmark reveals that the latest MacBook Pro packs an Intel Core i7-8559U Coffee Lake CPU that’s not available in other products. Take a look at the 2.7GHz quad-core chip with 8MB L3 cache with turbo boost upto 4.5GHz.
The chip scored 4448 in single-core and 16607 in multi-core tests, as per the above test results. The single-core score is, surprisingly, on par with the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro which hits 4600 in the same test. But last year’s dual-core laptop gave a meagre 9500 in the multi-core section.
With these scores, the latest MacBook Pro 13-inch 2018 rival is seen to reach the level of performance of last year’s 15-inch Pro.
And the things we don’t like?
On the downside, the RAM specs seems to be a little dissatisfying. The laptop in this listing packs 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. It looks like Apple won’t make the jump to LPDDR4 RAM for the 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro. This implies we won’t get a 32GB RAM option in stores.
Finally, the benchmark reveals the system was running High Sierra rather than Apple’s macOS Mojave, which is already available in beta.
In early June, however, we did see a similar Geekbench listing for a latest MacBook Pro version that packs 32GB of RAM.
There’s no confirmation as to when Apple will upgrade its MacBooks, but we sure hope to see the new models in stores before Mojave lands this fall.