2016 Macbook releases will have the Intel Skylake processor; CPU performance boosted by 20 percent

(APPLE)The 2015 new Macbook bears a striking resemblance to the Macbook Air.

When the new Apple Macbook laptop was unveiled earlier this year, consumers were impressed by how thin and light it was. Plus, it also featured a Retina display.

Apple also released it as the "new Macbook," forgoing its usual "Pro" label.

The Macbook Air was also updated this year, however, Apple did not give it a Retina display.

With the new Macbook design looking very similar to the Macbook Air, consumers are wondering whether Apple is in the process of consolidating the Macbook line.

According to the Tech Times, it is highly likely that Apple will begin some level of consolidation in the near future. If the Apple laptops were indeed consolidated, it would mirror its desktop line, the iMac.

Apple's plans to release a new Macbook Air is still uncertain, more so now with the release of the new Macbook. However, according to Mac Rumors, Apple may still possibly release it by next year.

With no official word to go on, it seems that consumers will have to wait until more details emerge.

It is widely believed that Apple is waiting for the new Intel Skylake processors to be released before updating their laptops.

The four Skylake processors are equipped with Intel HD 520 graphics. The 2.3 GHz and 2.4 GHz chips are rumored to be fitted for the lower-end Apple laptops, while the 2.5 GHz and 2.6 GHz chips may be suited for the higher-end laptops.

The new Skylake processors have gotten positive reviews due to the significant improvements on performance.

The processors are said to boost CPU performance by at least 10 to 20 percent. There are also better graphics due to a 30 percent improvement on its integrated graphics performance. These improvements also lead to lower power consumption, giving the device an additional 30 percent of battery life.

Most of the features of the new 2015 Macbook will also most likely be found on Apple's 2016 releases, including a redesigned keyboard, a Touch Force track pad and a USB Type-C connector.

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