Monday, June 11, 2012
Rumor: The New MacBook Pro To Look Like The Old MacBook Pro?
However, if reports are to believed, this year's MacBook Pro models won't appear all that much different, in appearance or features, than that of the older models.
These rumors are based on the so-called leaked photos below, shown via Gizmodo, of some of the internals for the newer models. The originator of all of this comes from the Chinese forum WeiPhone which, in the past, has had a fairly good batting average. As Gizmodo also noted, "....... these photos seem real. They show different components in a similarly shaped motherboard that has the exact same holes as the current one has. This may indicate that the exterior aluminum unibody design would remain exactly the same."
Also, according to the WeiPhone poster, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro will come with either a 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz or 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge processor, and if true, these images also confirm that the next MacBook Pro will be using a Nvidia's GeForce GT 650M discreet graphics card with at least 1GB or more of GDDR5 graphics memory.
However, the poster made no mention of the highly anticipated Retina Display, or of a MacBook Air like enclosure, which, if you ask me, is going to be a big let down and disappointment if confirmed to be true.
In conclusion, and as others have already pointed out, even if the new MacBook models described above end up looking much like that of the older ones, that doesn't necessarily mean that Apple couldn't also introduce a brand spanking new model, and one complete with one of thsoe dream-like Retina Displays and all in a small, compact and sexy MacBook Air like enclosure. At least that's what I'm hoping for anyway, and no doubt too, as are many others out there as well.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this sunny, warm WWDC 2012 Monday, June 11, 2012
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