By Ermal Hajrizi
All of those who thought Apple had completely forgotten about the non-iOS market, take a deep breath. Bloomberg has confirmed that the folks over at Cupertino are planning to reveal a substantial update to their MacBook Pro and iMac lines. Specifically, it’s been claimed that the Retina display will grace the two machines, and the MacBook Pro will have undergone a…diet. That’s right, the new MacBook Pro, donning a new screen and likely new specs on the inside, will reportedly ditch the optical drive in favor of a slimmer profile.
Sound familiar? It should: Apple already has a product just like that – the MacBook Air. The Air, of course, set the standard for the now ubiquitous “ultra book” market – laptops that are extremely thing, impossibly light, and surprisingly fast. According to several sources, the Pro version will indeed be thinner, but also remain its own identity. Chiefly, it will not feature the wedge shape of the Air, offering up a flatter look, instead. No details were provided regarding any styling changes for the iMac.
In addition to a new chassis, the MacBook Pro, along with the iMac, are reportedly set to offer Retina displays, the same type of pixel-dense screen currently used on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. On a laptop, the display will be absolutely mind-blowing, surpassing anything in the market today. However, that brings up a crucial question: what will push all of those pixels? Well, alongside the new screen, Apple will reportedly be using Intel’s newly-released Ivy Bridge chips, along with nVidia graphics cards.
According to Bloomberg, the new computer will be announced at WWDC, which starts June 11.