Apple has confirmed of a special event on Oct 22 and likely three days after, the Haswell-powered MacBook Pro 2013 line up will pop up, new reports said.
And true to the presentation's statement that it has "a lot to cover" in the days ahead, the tech giant seems to be rushing the availability of the next-gen Mac notebooks, which according to Apple Insider will start sitting on store shelves between Oct 24 and 25 or shortly after the new Apple devices have been uncloaked.
The same report cited MacG.co, a French blog site, as its source.
As 'confirmed details' on the new MacBook Pro start to trickle in, specs and features of the device appear to be taking form and provided below are three of the more important offerings that the machine will deliver to consumers.
Almost same config as last year with Retina and non-Retina builds
Apple has been silent on the actual flavours that it will serve via the 2013 MacBooks yet most likely, the tech giant will carry over with the settings that were in 2012. The portable Macs should be in 13-inch and 15-inch versions, with buyers given the choice of taking home Retina and non-Retina capable units.
It is a given too that the MacBook refresh is loaded with enough muscle to take on any computing tasks on the go yet with Intel's Haswell on its arsenal, the machine also gained considerable stretch of mileage in single charge. It is said that the new MacBook Pro power juice will last 12 hours even for the most demanding user.
Higher price tag
This year's Mac editions are stuffed with major upgrades, which could mean that Apple will likely impose some form of price hikes. It is believed that the new Mac Pro will carry a heftier sticker price and the same should be expected of the MacBook Pro.
However, in order to keep the inventory moving a bit faster, Apple watchers expect the MacBook Pro to sell in reasonable price mark, just enough to keep the Windows 8.1 rivals at bay.
Affordable OS X Maverick
For those securing the freshly-built Macs, the new Maverick comes preinstalled but for those planning to upgrade to the new OS, the cost is not too much, according to Apple Insider.
The last OS X iteration, the Mountain Lion, was priced at around $20 and the likelihood is Maverick will pretty much reflect the same mark. Even if the direction is going north for the new system, it shouldn't be too much of a burden.
While the Oct 22 Apple event is mostly centred on the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 twin-intro, it signals too the looming release date of the MacBook Pro 2013.
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