Originally, at first, I thought that they said that ALL Macs, including the Mac Pro, where to be updated, but unfortunately, we just don't know that yet. Hopefully, it will be, but regardless 9to5Mac is speculating that this year's, "WWDC 2012 might be the biggest simultaneous launch of new Macs in Apple’s history… "
Ooh baby, do I ever hope that is the case. I already have dreams of Macs having some of those sweet and eye-popping Retina Displays. However, a reported leaked photo (possibly fake) of the box of a new MacBook Pro 13 incher shows no Retina Display what-so-ever. It does show, however, and for the first time, a Mac sporting two USB 3.0 input/output ports. That's certainly interesting, but hardly what you would call revolutionary.
Currently Macs come in five flavors: the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro and according to some sources at least four of them should be updated. It's not sure whether the odd man out will be the Mac Pro or the Mac mini, but personally I'm hoping that it is the Mac Pro that makes the cut. The Mac Pro has been virtually ignored for so long that it has sparked rumors that it will be discontinued and these rumors have even sparked a FaceBook petition to help ensure it won't be.
Personally, what I really want to see is a 27 inch, or larger, iMac that features not only one of those sleek new third-generation Intel Ivy Bridge cpu's, but one with a beefier graphic card and a mind-blowing Retina Display, and, yes, for crying-out-loud, maybe even a descent touch screen for once! Oh, and since we're only dreaming here, for the moment, how bout throwing in a really, really fast and really super large capacity SSD while we at it. Ok, I admit that I'm a little greedy, so better throw in some USB 3.0 ports for good measure and for goodness sake, if at all possible, make the bloody thing even slimmer than it is now and even if that means abandoning the optical drive in the process. Of course, if you do throw in an optical drive, for Pete's sake, make sure it's a Blue-Ray version.
Also, maybe, just maybe this time around Apple will finally see fit to finally put Siri on the Mac where she belongs. According to Tim Cook, in fact, we can soon look forward to Siri getting much better and more useful in the near future, and since Tim Cook stated: "..... We Are Going To Blow You Away In Two Weeks," ...... who knows, maybe we'll even see an iMac along the lines to the one on the right which Apple has taken patents out for long, long ago.
When it comes to this year's WWDC 9to5Mac reports:
"Apple updating most of their Mac line in one sitting is uncustomary for the company, and this may mark a transition to yearly Mac updates; similarly to the yearly iPad and iPhone update cycles. On the other hand, it appears that Apple is moving towards higher-resolution displays on Macs in a big way this summer, so perhaps Apple wants to push out their new Retina Macs simultaneously."
In conclusion, there have been some really great WWDC's in the past, but now it's beginning to look like this year's WWDC 2012 could end up becoming the biggest, baddest and most exciting of them all!
I can hardly wait
And that's my 2 cents 4 this miserable Tuesday, June 04, 2012
WWDC logo via: TechBlock
iMac concept photo via: MacLife