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Pricing Leak Suggests MacBook Air Release at WWDC, Retina MacBook Pro Update Shipping Later?

9to5Mac has received information from a source that suggests the MacBook Air updates that are expected at WWDC will ship soon after the keynote, perhaps with updated AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule wireless base stations that support a new, faster wireless standard.

These leaks line up with a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who said in April that the MacBook Air update expected at WWDC would ship very soon after the event, while the Retina MacBook Pro would ship later due to production bottlenecks on the advanced displays.

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Today, we have received specific pricing for the aforementioned SKUs, and the price-points correspond to Apple’s current pricing for the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models. We have yet to receive pricing information that points to the imminent availability of new MacBook Pros (as some had hoped), but perhaps the next refresh to Apple’s Pro portables will arrive in the coming months. Supply constraints to the Retina MacBook Pro line seems to infer that…
The site also says it received pricing for three new accessories that could be new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models. If accurate, these would likely support the new 802.11ac-wireless standard.

As we wrote in our WWDC rumor roundup earlier today, the notebook updates are likely to be the hardware highlight of WWDC, with new MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models announced.

Expected upgrades include a shift to Haswell processors, a possible slimmer design for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, a new full HD (2.0-megapixel) FaceTime camera on the Retina models, and a dual-microphone system on the MacBook Air.

Related roundups: MacBook Air, AirPort

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17 months ago
nooo i need my Haswell rMBP
Rating: 11 Votes
17 months ago
Wow. A dual mic on the MacBook Air. That's incredible!
Rating: 11 Votes
17 months ago
If there has been a pricing leak, what are the prices?
Rating: 9 Votes
17 months ago
Must admit I've been waiting to order a rMBP 15 for three months now (my first Mac) so will feel a little disappointed if no Haswell one is signposted next week.
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago
If true, nice little updates.

Keep driving forward.

P.S. Inevitably people will not be happy, but incremental improvement is very important. Retina on an Air is probably a year or two away at the earliest. Haswell is a large jump.
Rating: 7 Votes
17 months ago
All's well that Haswell.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
Not much rumour love for the 15" rMBP... Hope it gets a nice update, waiting at work to order a batch!
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
Honestly looking to Haswell to make the 13" a more formidable machine. HD4000 isn't bad, but the improvement with Haswell should really make it a more legitimate player with regards to pixel pushing power and graphics without the dedicated card of the 15".

Lets hope storage gets a bump too, because 128GB standard isn't really feasible nowadays, especially not on a machine of this caliber. I'd like to see 256GB standard.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago

If there has been a pricing leak, what are the prices?


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the price-points correspond to Apple's current pricing for the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models.

Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago
The perfect Macbook Pro to me is the standard one, but with a 500+64GB Fusion drive, 4GB RAM (user-upgradeable to 16GB) and an IPS, 1600x1200, 13" display.

Pretty nice and probably more affordable than the luxury retina one.

The current low-end retina 13" is a joke. Its 128GB storage makes it look more like a toy than a Pro laptop.
Rating: 5 Votes

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