MacBook Pro spec leaks ahead of WWDC

first_imgWith the success of the MacBook Air there has been a lot of speculation as to what Apple will do with the MacBook Pro line of laptops. The smart money is on an ultra-thin MacBook Pro that sports a Retina Display, USB 3.0, and no optical drive.However, a leaked image of a refreshed spec sheet for the MacBook Pro suggests the redesign isn’t happening. Instead, Apple is just giving the Pros an Ivy Bridge refresh.The image apparently comes via an Apple employee who had the opportunity to take a photo of the updated spec. It promises a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 1280 x 800 resolution, an Ivy Bridge 2.5GHz Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and that relies on Intel’s new HD Graphics 4000 GPU. The weight has also increased slightly from 2.04kg to 2.06kg.The lack of weight reduction coupled with the inclusion of a 500GB hard drive suggest that the optical drive may remain and the Pro will look very similar to what has gone before. The 13.3-inch display doesn’t look to be a Retina Display, and the only features that tie up with previous rumors is the inclusion of both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports.Apple doesn’t like its plans to be known before they are ready to announce them. This could actually be a fake spec released by the company to dampen down the rumors. On the other hand, this could just be a base model with other display resolutions and configurations available. The speculation of a thin, Retina Display Pro was also linked to the 15-inch model, not the smaller 13-inch laptops.WWDC kicks off on June 11 in San Francisco, so we don’t have too long to wait if a MacBook Pro refresh is going to happen there. Even if the above leak is true, a move to Ivy Bridge coupled with the updated selection of ports should be welcomed. However, there’s still going to be disappointment if that’s all Apple have updated on the laptop line.Read more at The Vergelast_img

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