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4 Reasons to Wait for the 2019 MacBook & 4 Reasons Not To

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The 2018 MacBook isn’t coming soon. Apple didn’t announce a new model in September or October. Now that November is here we’re looking further out to the 2019 MacBook.

Since announcing the 12-inch MacBook we’ve seen a new one every year like clockwork, but not in 2018. This guide covers why you should wait for the 2019 MacBook with a 12-inch screen and why you might not want to wait for a new model.

If you are planning to buy a MacBook, your options are to buy the current 2017 MacBook with a 12-inch screen, buy the 2018 MacBook Air or to wait for the 2019 MacBook to see what Apple has to offer. The good news is we have a good idea of what Apple plans to add.

That said, there is a bigger reason than normal to wait, as Apple may be bringing a budget 13-inch MacBook to the mix this year. Apple supports notebooks for a long time, so even if you buy the current model, you can expect software updates for years.

For a lot of users the 2017 MacBook is still worth buying in 2018 and the 2018 MacBook Air is a very tempting option with updated specs, a Retina Display and Touch ID.

Here are the Reasons to Wait for the 2019 MacBook;

  1. Wait for Better Performance
  2. Wait for Better Battery Life
  3. Wait if You Keep Your MacBook For a Long Time

Keep reading for a closer look at the latest 2019 MacBook rumors and why you shouldn’t wait for the 2019 MacBook with a 12-inch screen;

  1. Don’t Wait if you Need a MacBook Now
  2. Don’t Wait for a New MacBook Design
  3. Don’t Wait for a MacBook with More Ports
  4. Don’t Wait for MacBook Deals
  5. Don’t Wait if the MacBook Air Works for You

2019 MacBook Rumors

So far the 2019 MacBook rumors are sparse. We have a few 2018 MacBook rumors, but now that it is November, we don’t expect a new model in 2018.¬†Bloomberg¬†reported that Apple was planning a 2018 MacBook release for the fall, but we don’t see these announced after October. If Apple planned to sell a 2018 MacBook, we would have expected them to preview it at the October event.

Apple is working on custom chips called co-processors that work alongside the Intel processor. Bloomberg reports that at least three models will come with updated T co-processors this year. So far the co-processors are in the MacBook Pro and the iMac Pro. At the October event Apple announced the 2018 MacBook Air with T co-processors.

At this point it is more likely that the new MacBook will be the 2019 MacBook, than a late 2018 release.

Wait for Better Performance on a 2019 MacBook

Wait for Better Performance on a 2019 MacBook

There is a very good chance that the 2019 MacBook will run on the new 8th Gen Intel Core i series of processors, also known as Kaby Lake R. There is a chance a more powerful Coffee Lake processor will be in it, but that's not as probable. 

Last year we saw Apple add the Kaby Lake processor and faster SSDs to the 12-inch MacBook and it looks like we will be seeing a new faster Intel processor under the hood of the next model as well. 

Already in many Windows notebooks, the Intel 8th gen processors offer a 30% performance boost over 2017 models and better efficiency. There is a chance that the MacBook will get a new Apple T co-processor like those found in the iMac Pro and the MacBook Pro. Bloomberg reports that we will see this in three models and specifically mentions laptops as one area of upgrades. 

If you plan to use the 12-inch MacBook as your primary computer, waiting for more power is a smart move. 

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