The suspension has never been as tensed as it is now.All those rumors about Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro are keeping us excited and anxious to see,what the Cupertino-based company has in store for us.
What should we really expect?Tim Cook said we would see a lot of exciting innovations from Apple – and the MacBook line is likely the biggest one of them.
Let’s round up and analyze the most significant rumors and try to figure out what to expect.
Thinner and Lighter
Rumors about the new design for MacBook Pro have been around since April of last year.Recent reports have only fueled the speculation.At this point,all we know is that the MacBook Pro is supposed to be updated with a significantly thinner and lighter design,kind of similar to the MacBook Air. Also,the new models are likely to ship without an optical drive in order to maintain the thinner design.
Another exciting rumor is that the next-gen MacBook Pro will feature a high-resolution Retina Display that will be sharper and crisper,as with Apple’s latest iPad and the iPhone 4S. Knowing that such displays already exist,and that it will cost Apple less than $100 to equip each machine with one – it seems highly plausible that such rumors could come true in the end. Different reports from different sources are matching,which makes it reasonable to accept them as true ones.Also,Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge chips also specifically support Retina-level displays.You can see it in the latest OS X Mountain Lion previews,that Apple has been preparing OS X with high-resolution graphics in order to support such displays.
Ivy Bridge,USB 3, and Thunderbolt 2.0
All new MacBook models released by Apple would most likely include Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge CPUs.MacBook is going to feature a number of improvements,brought by Ivy Bridge processor,such as USB 3.0,reduced power consumption and faster speeds,faster Thunderbolt ports,and beefed-up integrated graphics.
If it is true and Apple is going to enable USB 3.0 in their new MacBooks,they would become the first ever Macs to support the standard.
All this and even more is expected to be revealed at WWDC in June,so,we just need to be patient for a few more weeks!