Following our report from early last month that 15-inch MacBook Pro supplies are getting pretty scarce, Amazon is now running extremely low as well – a strong indicator that new MacBooks will launch very soon.
Macbook Pro News
There’s been a great deal of excitement (and a whole lot of rumors) surrounding Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro, but what should we really expect from the next round of MacBooks? We’ve rounded up the most significant and credible rumors.
The hype surrounding next-generation Macs is building up to a crescendo, with USB 3.o, ultra thin form factors and retina displays the order of the menu. While that last one might seem the most appealing, it could come at a high production cost, with potentially as much as $100 more being added on.
In addition to numerous credible reports that Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro and iMac models will feature Retina displays, a new report claims that Apple is planning to bring Retina displays to the MacBook Air as well.
There’s been a ton of news recently about the next-gen MacBook Pro, but new reports now claim to provide even more information, suggesting that Apple will move back to Nvidia graphics chips for the new units.
Bloomberg has conformed an earlier rumor that Apple is preparing a new thinner MacBook Pro with a Retina display, which is rumored to launch at WWDC in June!
wAccording to a source speaking to 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to release a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with an ultra-thin design, a Retina display, USB 3, and of course, Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors.
While product benchmarks are not normally known until after the release when keen geeks put them to the test, some supposed benchmarks for the upcoming 2012 MacBook Pro and iMac have already been seen on the Geekbench database.
We’ve just received word from a source within Apple’s supply chain that Apple is preparing to launch a trifecta of new products late this summer, with new MacBook Pros and iMacs, as well as OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion all planned for a mid-to-late July launch.
SlashGear has received a tip suggesting that Apple in fact will not slim down the MacBook Pro, but will instead eliminate the optical drive, add a dedicated boot SSD, and a significantly larger and longer-lasting new battery.
Following rumors that Apple may use a LiquidMetal casing for their next iPhone, we’ve received word from an anonymous source stating that Apple will be using a LiquidMetal casing for their upcoming MacBook Pro/MacBook Air hybrid.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple may have something new up its sleeve: A new hybrid line of MacBooks that combines the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past accurately predicted Apple’s Mac product roadmap, published a report today saying that Apple may be getting ready to drop its 17-inch MacBook Pro from its lineup. The reason? Weak sales.
There’s something about the smell of a new Apple product – that satisfying scent that fills the air after opening a Mac or iOS device for the first time. And Air Aroma has now captured that magical essence in a new custom fragrance.
Sharp announced that they have begun mass-producing new high-performance ‘Retina’ displays. The new panels are based on Sharp’s IGZO technology, which allows for thinner displays with lower power consumption.
15-inch MacBook Pros are listed as sold out at a number of authorized resellers, suggesting that new models will be released in the near future.