Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air to receive updates at WWDC
An analyst with a knack for predicting things is saying the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air will both be seeing upgrades at WWDC.
AppleInsider is reporting that KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has told investors to expect a slimmer MacBook Pro with Retina display that will come with an upgraded camera as well. She has also said that a slightly tweaked MacBook Air with dual-microphone should also be expected.
The camera upgrade for the Pro model will mark a move from 720p to 1080p, or Full HD since that what everybody seems to be calling it these days. Kuo also mentions that the mic update for the Air is a result of positive feedback Apple has received for the good performance of voice quality during FaceTime or other VoIP calls.
These updates would be in addition to the expected CPU bump that will take place due to the move to Intel’s latest Haswell processors, which alone should provide quite a boost in performance and battery life for any notebook. To be clear, it’s the Retina model of the Pro that will move to Haswell as Kuo mentions that older MacBook Pro models are being phased out by the end of year as Apple moves toward the Retina model eventually becoming the default, as well as SSDs replacing HDDs for good.
Kuo has done very well in predicting things in the past so there aren’t a lot of reasons to doubt this rumor. WWDC is just over a week away now so it won’t be long before the truth comes out.