Rumor: New Macs to Be Announced at WWDC

This week might be all about E3 and Computex, but June is a busy, busy month for the tech and electronics industry. Next week Apple is holding its annual developers conference in San Francisco, better known as WWDC. Though the majority of the event focuses on software, Apple has been known to talk hardware at WWDC. From 2007 through to 2010, the company launched a new iPhone. This year it's expected Apple will wait until the fall to announce the iPhone 5. However, that doesn't mean 2012 will be a hardware-free WWDC.

9to5Mac reports that Apple is planning to update four of its five Mac lines at WWDC. This includes two configurations of 15-inch MacBook Pro, 11-inch and 13-inch Retina display MacBook Airs (two configurations of each), a new iMac, and possible upgrades to either the Mac mini or Mac Pro line.

As far as specs are concerned, 9to5 has also got a spec sheet for the MacBook Pro (via Weiphone forums). There's no indication or confirmation from Apple if this is genuine (no surprise there), but if it does turn out to be accurate, the new MacBook Pro will pack a Core i5-3210M CPU, 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt.

WWDC is scheduled to kick off next week, from June 11 - June 15. Tune in next week to see if there really will be new Macs in stores this summer. 

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  • fantasticles
    ap3xThe spec above is probably the minimum spec available. You can get the I7, SSD, Higher end graphics, and everything else just as you could with most laptops out there.


    Sure, just costs you an arm, a leg, and a liver.
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  • DroKing
    Intel HD4000? Lol for the WIN!
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  • ap3x
    DroKingIntel HD4000? Lol for the WIN!


    Just in case you did not already know this but the MacBook Pro has 2 separate graphics processors that it switches between for power efficiency. The Intel is the low power graphics and uses shared Mem. When an application demands the MBP automatically switches to the ATI or Nvidia processor. The Intel is built in and the ATI or Nvidia uses the PCIe bus.

    If you want to run the faster processor 100% of the time all you have to do is disable automatic graphics switching in the energy saving section of the System Preferences.

    Secondly, before people start talking about the spec that is mentioned in this article being outdated or obsolete. Macbook Pro's processors, displays, graphics, disk, and memory are all configurable. The spec above is probably the minimum spec available. You can get the I7, SSD, Higher end graphics, and everything else just as you could with most laptops out there.
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  • fantasticles
    ap3xThe spec above is probably the minimum spec available. You can get the I7, SSD, Higher end graphics, and everything else just as you could with most laptops out there.


    Sure, just costs you an arm, a leg, and a liver.
    10