KEY POINTS

  • Apple may be looking into releasing a new gaming MacBook
  • The Cupertino company might launch a new set of MacBook lineup at WWDC
  • Apple is also reportedly planning to launch an affordable iPhone in the first quarter of this year

Apple’s Mac series is always perceived to be a robust lineup of machines. Ever since the Cupertino company introduced the Mac series in the market, it has not released a gaming computer. But, it seems that things are about to change if the recent leak is to go by.

Apple Working on AMD APUs

Recently, the Cupertino company seeded the beta version of macOS Catalina 10.15.4. A Twitter user named _rogame discovered code snippets on the beta build of the software containing a number of AMD APU code names. Based on the discovered codes, it looks like Apple is working on a wide range of AMD chips for its upcoming Mac lineup. 

According to Wccftech, these Accelerated Processing Units of APUs contains both a GPU and a CPU on one die. It could be a useful configuration for users of 13-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, who require a portable notebook capable of graphically intensive work. It is worth noting that Apple has worked with AMD for some of its Mac Pro lineups, in iMac Pro, and in some of its past iterations.

apple macbook pro After countless speculations and leaks, Apple finally launches the 16-inch MacBook Pro, sadly it missed to include two important major upgrades. Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Gaming Macs?

Several reports in the past claimed that Apple could be working on a gaming Mac that might launch at this year's WWDC. Could these recently discovered snippets of code be hinting about this rumored gaming Mac? Rumors have it that the upcoming gaming Mac could retail at around $5000.

It is worth noting that nowhere in the recently discovered snippet of codes is there any mention of a gaming Mac. But, there is a chance that Apple could be working in this kind of Mac lineup, considering that it is leaning on the gaming segment. The Cupertino company already introduced the Apple Arcade, which could be a hint of its potential entry to the gaming segment.

While these details may sound exciting, at this point, these are mere speculations. We suggest not to get too excited about this. Aside from the upcoming MacBook, Apple is anticipated to launch the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 in the first quarter of this year. The Cupertino company might also introduce its new flagship smartphone by Sept. 2020.