Haswell-based MacBooks are said to go into production mid-May, and may launch late this summer according to an analyst.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is suggesting that Apple will launch some new MacBook hardware sometime in June, with the new MacBooks to feature only Retina displays. We currently don’t have a clue as to how different the new MacBooks will look and feel, but according to Kuo’s sources the new line of MacBooks will boast “significant redesigns.”
Kuo’s prediction is in direct conflict with Tim Cook’s recent statement regarding new hardware in 2013 and on.
“We’ve got a lot more surprises in the works,” Cook said recently in Apple’s Q2 investor call. “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can’t wait to introduce in the fall and into 2014.”
It is important to note that “new hardware” can mean a couple different things. It can refer to a “newly redesigned” existing product line, or it can mean a whole new product line altogether. So you can believe both or not trust either source.
Regardless of how you view things, it’s very likely that Apple will adopt Intel’s new chip a lot sooner than most, and a new Haswell-based Retina MacBook is likely to head our way soon—be it June or the end of 2013.