Aside from a relatively minor internal refresh, don’t expect Apple to introduce a major overhaul to its MacBook Pro line. After all, the current iteration of Apple’s powerful laptop, which features a Touch Bar, was only just unveiled in 2016.
The report comes from DigiTimes, which discusses Apple’s supply chain plans for the year. According to the report, the Cupertino company is planning to shift orders of the MacBook Pro to Foxconn. Quanta Computer has previously been a major supplier of MacBook models.
Foxconn is expected to begin mass shipments to fulfill the new orders in the second quarter of 2018, said the sources. Foxconn and Quanta both declined to comment on their clients or orders. The sources pointed out that Apple started outsourcing the assembly for some of MacBooks’ components to Foxconn’s plants in Shenzhen, China in the second half of 2017.
The newest MacBook Pro is relatively young, so it’s not surprising to hear Apple doesn’t have anything major planned. That being said, Apple may introduce an internal refresh to keep the line current with Intel’s latest processor, along with the potential for adding an option with even higher RAM.
Apple recently began offering the iMac Pro and has plans to release a completely redesigned Mac Pro later this year, so fans of Apple’s computers still have plenty to look forward to.