The technical world is buzzing with a brand-new MacBook Air or a renewal of Apple's MacBook for 2018, prior to the company's annual iPhone event, when such products were unveiled in the past … but you may not want to Breathe for a debut on September 12th.
DigiTimes reports that Intel's newly announced, 8th generation Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake processors "experience severe shortages and can relatively affect supplier sales," DigiTimes said.
If you consider how far back from Intel must have started working on these processors to have just announced them a week ago along with a whole host of new laptops at IFA 2018, it is more than likely that the aforementioned new MacBook will rely on a from the Amber Lake (ie new Core M and Y series) processors.
No improvements have been made to Intel's M or Y series processors, which are used exclusively in Apple's current 12-inch MacBook series, between when the most recent MacBook was released in 2017 and now. So there is little chance that Apple would release a new MacBook with the same processor as before.
If Intel really struggles to keep pace with the demand for chips, it could leave Apple with fewer MacBook units than it would like to launch. That is why it is possible that September 12 will not be the day when we will see this Apple laptop with rumored rumors, but rather somewhere in October or early November, as was the case with previous Mac hardware launches.
If you ask us, the more time Apple needs to keep that MacBook in the oven, the better – the competition is absolutely fierce nowadays.