Apple is rumoured to launch a new iPhone alongside a 13-inch Macbook Pro refresh in the first half of 2020. The company is also expected to announce an upgraded iPad Pro. Coming to the Mackbook, the 13-inch Pro model refresh is said to be powered by Intel's 10th Gen Ice Lake processors. To recall, 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro had 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors packed inside it.
The latest development comes from a tipster who goes by the name @_rogame on Twitter. He compares the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark score of Intel's 8th Gen Core i5-8279U processor against the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1068NG7 processor that will reportedly power the 2020 MacBook Pro refresh. The comparison shows a graphics performance boost of roughly 29 per cent. Further, it suggests that the processing output of the 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh goes up by 12 per cent as compared to its predecessor.
Coming to the processor the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1068NG7 falls under the Ice Lake line of chips. It has four cores and 8 threads. The base clock speed is of 2.3GHz. Further, the boost frequency is of 4.1GHz. Moreover, the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1068NG7 inside the upcoming MacBook Pro is expected to rely on the Iris Plus graphics.
The tipster also mentions that the 13-inch Macbook Pro refresh will pair its 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1068NG7 processor with a 32GB RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. The new Macbook is expected to launch in the first half of 2020.