Apple to Release Thinner MacBook Pro at WWDC

Bloomberg confirms a report from earlier today that Apple is preparing to release thinner MacBook Pro models with Retina displays.

The models are to be released at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11 and will also include flash memory to "cut startup times and extend battery life". The report is likely a "controlled leak", something that Apple PR has been known to do in the past to share product details.

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Mockup of thinner 15-inch MacBook Pro design (left) compared to current design (right)

Apple Inc. is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp., people with knowledge of the plans said.

The MacBook Pro machines, to be unveiled at Apple’s annual developers conference starting June 11, also will feature high- definition screens like those on the iPhone and iPad, as well as flash memory to cut startup times and extend battery life, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public.

The MacBook Pro lineup was last updated in October of 2011, though it hasn't had a substantial redesign since 2008.

Bloomberg also suggested that Apple will announce the launch date of the OS X Mountain Lion release that Apple previewed earlier this year.

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Top Rated Comments

Dr McKay Avatar
126 months ago
To be honest is losing something as vital as an Ethernet port worth those extra millimetres shaved off?

I don't think anyone cares about this. We just want the iPhone 6. Thanks.

That was sarcasm right? Because I'm pretty sure tonnes of people care.
Score: 69 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xscapes Avatar
126 months ago
Finally get rid of the superdrive.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samdamanPRO Avatar
126 months ago
I was so excited for this announcement, until i read my bank statement. :(
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soulniz Avatar
126 months ago
Sweet mother of Mac. It's finally happening, isn't it? Been waiting for this for a loong time.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Peace Avatar
126 months ago
This will doom the company. The thinner laptops are worthless overpriced netbooks. Why pay so much money when you can have the same functionality with a $150 netbook?

Already android phones and tablets are driving Apple out of the market, and once they lose the PC market, the company will probably fold up by 2013-14 at the latest.

Well. You got your 30 seconds of fame.
:rolleyes:
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Matthew Yohe Avatar
126 months ago
This will doom the company. The thinner laptops are worthless overpriced netbooks. Why pay so much money when you can have the same functionality with a $150 netbook?

Already android phones and tablets are driving Apple out of the market, and once they lose the PC market, the company will probably fold up by 2013-14 at the latest.

Enjoy your netbooks.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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