There have long been rumors about a 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, and Intel today said that the 14nm Broadwell chip, a key component of the rumored device, would ship in time for the holiday season.
Following a reference to a mid-2014 model Mac mini that was recently uncovered on an Apple support page for Boot Camp, and later removed, it has now been reported that a mid-2014 model 27-inch iMac was also briefly listed on the same page. Apple has yet to release a new Mac mini or 27-inch iMac this year, hinting that updates could be on the horizon.
On July 29, Apple officially introduced refreshes to the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, with slight tweaks under the hood for the new models. Now that they’re available, Other World Computing thought it would be the right thing to do to get them unboxed, test their SSDs, and maybe even show off the internal layout.
As expected, Apple has just launched updated 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with faster versions of Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors, and increased the RAM to 8GB for the 13-inch models and 16GB for the 15-inch models.
Intel has previously said that its next-generation lineup of 14-nanometer Broadwell chips, expected to be used in future models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina display and iMac, would be ready by the holiday season. According to a new Chinese report out this morning, however, the processors could be pushed back until early-to-mid 2015 because of multiple delays.