Yesterday, we reported that Apple is planning to launch the new thinner 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and support for USB 3.0 later this summer.
Bloomberg has confirmed the report and claims that according to their source, Apple will unveil the new MacBook Pro models at the WorldWide Developer Conference 2012 that starts on June 11.
Bloomberg also claims that they will come with “flash memory to cut startup times and extend battery life”. Apple’s next generation MacBook Pro are widely expected to be be powered by Intel’s new Ivy Bridge quad-core processors.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp. (INTC), 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.
Meanwhile, ABC News claims that Apple plans to use NVIDIA’s graphics chips in the new MacBook Pros this time round. Apple had used AMD’s graphics chip in the current generation MacBook Pros.
The new laptops are expected to be powered by Intel’s latest processors, called Ivy Bridge. Those processors will be faster than the current generation of Intel processors and improve graphics. However, the laptops will also get a graphics boost from Nvidia’s latest graphics, the GeForce GT 650M card. ABC News has heard the same from its sources, which say Apple will move from AMD to Nvidia graphics chips in this version of the MacBook Pro.
If the rumors turn out to be accurate then the thinner new MacBook Pros with Retina Display, support for USB 3.0, NVIDIA graphics chip, Intel’s new Ivy Bridge quad-core processors, flash memory would be the most significant upgrade since 2008.