By Sean King, EnStarz | Jun 09, 2012 02:22 PM EDT
One of the biggest hypes for Apple’s WWDC on Jun 11 is the unveiling of its new lineup of Macbook Pros / Airs. As the event date draws near, we’ve compiled a list of rumors that the new Macbook Pros will come with.
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1. Retina Display - the latest upgrades to apps from app developers to support retina display most certainly confirm that the new Macbook Pro will come equipped with the cool display - which is said to have more pixels than the human eye can perceive.
A spec sheet obtained by 9To5Mac says that the MacBook Pro comes with a 2,560 X 1,600 pixels resolution.
2. Mountain Lion - latest version of OS X
3. Ivy Bridge Processor - Intel’s third generation of i Core processors. These quad-core processors are smaller and mightier: quick startup, faster processing, improves battery life.
4. SSD Boot Drive and HD Drive
5. Bigger Battery - Apple may drop its optical DVD drive for a bigger battery, allowing the battery life to last for days.
6. Liquid Metal technology - the technology, which is currently used in the iPhone’s SIM ejector, may be used for the new macbook’s casing. Apple licensed this technology exclusively back in 2010. (but whether the casing with liquid metal technology will work with wireless is questionable.)
7. . USB 3.0 ports; Bluetooth 4.0 Support
8. Hybrid of Macbook Pro / Air - Previous rumors suggested that the two laptop line ups will merge together somehow. However, it is unlikely that the Macbook Pro can achieve the thin look of the Air if it is packed with the powerful processor and bigger battery. But if Apple drops the DVD drive as rumored, then the latest Macbook will most definitely be thinner than the current model.
We will find out if these rumors above are true at the WWDC on Monday. If the so-called new “Macbook” does indeed come with all these features, this will by far be the biggest wish list of 2012.
The Macbook Pros are expected to retail at $1,199 for the basic 13-inch model and $1,799 for the 15-inch model.
The Macbook Pros have not been refreshed since 2010. Apple’s refresh of computers this year, including the Macbooks, will be among the biggest in the company’s history.
Apple’s week-long World Wide Developer’s Conference will kick off Monday June 11 and end June 15 in San Francisco. It is one of the highly anticipated events for of the year for Apple fans.
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