It seems that the upcoming MacBook Pro is likely to participate in a beauty contest!
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple has decided to launch a slimmer and thinner edition of MacBook Pro at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) going to be held in next month.
It is well accredited that the MacBook Air has been a huge success for Apple. The razor thin notebooks have contributed $7 billion to Apple’s bottom line this year. However, the MacBook Pro remains unable to garner much focus like the MacBook Air. The company also has not paid much attention to it since they care to update it only for once in the last year after its debut in 2008.
The release of an ultra-slim MacBook Pro is a good news for those tech lovers who have been long waiting for a new edition of this notebook. The new gadget will feature flash memory in order to cut startup times short and SSD storage that promotes extended battery life. The most exciting feature is perhaps the inclusion of high definition screens seen on the iPhone and iPad. This type of screen is commonly known as ‘Retina display’. The new laptops will use the newest Ivy Bridge processors brought by Intel. However, no information is there on the exact clock rate speed of the processors and the capabilities of bundled graphics card.
Along with new MacBook Pro, Apple is likely to release a next gen iMac featuring ultra high-resolution Retina displays at the WWDC, confirmed by ABC News. ABC News’ own source has confirmed that Apple is going to add displays of very high resolution in both of their new releases.
Many tech analysts assume that Apple will follow their own style taken in featuring high-resolution screen iPhone and iPad. That means, making the resolution almost double in each dimension with a display carrying 4x the pixels of its precursors.It has been rumored that a 15-inch MacBook Pro can have a display of 2880X1800 resolution while a 17-inch device is likely to have 3840X2400 Retinal resolution. On the other hand, a 21.5-inch iMac may have a resolution of 3840X2160 while a 27-inch gadget will have monster Retina display of 5120X2880 resolution.
However, tech lovers may also be interested to know how much this new technology will affect the pricing of the new machine. Well, a latest report from CNET states that such ultra high-resolution gadgets are already available in the shops and supply chain, which cost an additional $100 than their non-Retina counterparts do. However, nothing is confirmed at this point as Apple either can charge extra cost on the new releases or can make this additional cost up for the consumers by accommodating on its profit margins.
The WWDC conference of 2012 is scheduled to run from June 11-15. Other than MacBook Pro and iMac, the event is expected to display the iOS 6 beta for the first time. The possibility of showcasing a GM build of OS X Mountain Lion is also there.
The tech lovers are now eagerly expecting the event to take place for sure.