WWDC 2012: Apple To Announce Updates To Most Macs?

    June 5, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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We’re a mere six days from the much anticipated Apple keynote at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC 2012 kicks off on Monday, June 11, and Apple’s keynote is scheduled for 10 AM Pacific time (1 PM Eastern). If you’ve been following the news lately, you know that there’s an awful lot of discussion and speculation about what will be announced this year.

While much of the focus has been on iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, there have also been rumors that Apple was planning to upgrade some of its Mac computers. According to various reports, the MacBook Pro will be getting a retina display, and possibly the iMac and MacBook Air, as well.

Now it looks like those won’t be the only Macs getting in on the upgrade action. According to a recent report from 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to announce major upgrades to pretty much the entire Mac line. Citing “sources,” they claim that Apple will unveil new versions of at least four of the current five lines of Mac computers – MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini. Features of the new Macs are unclear, though retina displays for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are likely. A retina display for the iMac (as has been rumored) is also possible. Better FaceTime cameras, Thunderbolt, and Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors are also likely.

Of the remaining too Macs, the Mac Pro is most badly in need of an update. While it’s hardly Apple’s best-selling model, it’s the workhorse of the Mac line, and is extremely popular among Apple and iOS developers.

If even half of the rumors about what Apple will announce during this year’s keynote are true, it’s going to be a big day. Fortunately we’ve only got a few days left to wait. In the meantime, more information is bound to surface between now and then, so keep following WebProNews for the latest.

  • Steven

    I’m hoping they’d bring back the MacBook. If they were to rebrand the 13″ MacBook Pro as the MacBook, drop the price by a few hundred $s, (while keeping the same specs), this would be perfect for the education market. If they really wanted to push the boat out, they should replace the ODD with an HDD/SSD, and put in a bigger battery, which would take up the space of where the old HDD went.

    If they were to also announce external Thunderbolt GPUs, this would negate the issue of Apple’s ‘Pro’ line having substandard graphics, which would mean they could keep an integrated GPU, and bump up all the other specs without people complaining too much.

    What I’d really like to see, though, is Apple to update the Mac Pro, upgrade the max RAM of the MBA, and double the amount of RAM slots in the 15/17″ MBP. If only. :(