With all the announcements and releases from Apple, the tech giant has yet to provide new version of its Mac lineup. Aside from the MacBook Air 2013, people are also anticipating the next installment of the MacBook Pro. As reports surface of the upcoming release this October, it now boils down to what Apple got up its sleeves.
For a certain time now, many expect Apple to release a MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro Retina Display editions. The release should also come along with the launch of new Mac Pros and iMacs. Amidst the piling expectations, there are also new rumors suggesting Apple might release a hybrid version of the MacBook Pro.
Apple will have to remove the optical drive to make way for a hybrid between the Retina Display and the Pro.
Can they do it?
People will have to wait for the announcements. The tech giant has remained tight lipped about its line of laptops and desktops. In fact, during the Sept 10 event where they released the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Apple has not mentioned a single thing about its line of computers. The company also provided a sneak peak of the iOS 7 but no details were released about its MacBooks.
The lack of announcement from the tech giant leaves many people hanging and wondering. When will the new line hit stores? Can they get rid of the optical drive? Can people expect a refreshed line this fall?
Many tech companies are gearing for fall releases just in time for the holidays. Apple's flagship MacBook Pro remains free of Intel's Haswell. Many predict the company will do the same as it did with their Air line. Intel's fourth generation Haswell processors extend battery life and improve computing performance. It did wonders for the Air so it is likely Apple will be doing the same thing with their Pro line. MacBook Pro can get up to 14 hours of battery life if it has the Haswell chips.
Another interesting tidbit is that it also seems likely for iMacs to get Haswell.
Likewise, removing the optical drive from the laptop line can be part of the upgrade. Apple did the same thing for their iMacs back in 2012.
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