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Apple Planning Wide-Scale Mac and Accessory Refresh at WWDC Keynote

Apple Planning Wide-Scale Mac and Accessory Refresh at WWDC Keynote

The last few weeks have seen an incredible amount of information surface about Apple’s upcoming MacBooks and iMacs, next-gen iPhone, iOS 6, and OS X Mountain Lion, but the rollor coaster ride isn’t over yet! With WWDC just a few weeks away, new details have leaked claiming that Apple is planning a massive update to nearly all of their current Mac lineup.

From 9to5Mac:

[…] Apple is planning to update at least four out of their five Mac lines at the June 11 WWDC kickoff keynote. […] We are hearing that Apple will release two configurations of the redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro […] We previously reported that Apple is working on a version of the 11 inch and 13 inch MacBook Airs with Retina Displays, and we are led to believe that these new ultra-thin notebooks will serve as the second Mac update announcement at WWDC. […]

Previous reports have already all but confirmed that new 15-inch MacBooks with Retina displays will be announced at next week’s WWDC keynote, and the addition of MacBook Air and iMac upgrades at the event also makes a great deal of sense, especially considering that the event is expected to be partially focused on OS X Mountain Lion. Apple has been adding HiDPI support for “Retina” Macs for quite some time, and Mountain Lion just might be the string that ties it all together.

The report also notes that either the Mac Mini or the Mac Pro will likely receive a significant update as well, although the details regarding which of these models will be mentioned are unclear. Both lines are due for an update.

Finally, the report also notes that Apple is expected to refresh many of its Mac accessories, including Airport base stations, mice, trackpads, and keyboards, but as with the mysterious 4th Mac update, the particular details of the refresh are unclear.

It has been quite a while since Apple’s WWDC keynote centered around Mac hardware. In the fast few years, Apple has mostly focused on the iPhone and iOS, while the Mac has typically gotten attention in other ways.

The release of several updated Macs with Retina displays at WWDC is certainly possible, as with all of the claims made in the report. At any rate, we won’t have to wait long to find out the answers: Apple’s WWDC keynote is set to kick off on June 11th – that’s just a week away!

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