MacBook Pro Expected Release Date June 11: Report Points to WWDC 2012 Launch [FEATURES]

on May 15 2012 10:45 AM
MacBook Pro
(credit: 9to5mac.com)

The highly anticipated revamped and redesigned MacBook Pro will be released at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11, according to Bloomberg. 

The computers will come with feature high-definition screens as well as flash memory, according to Bloomberg's sources that have not be identified as the information has not been made public yet. 

One of the most popular rumors for the new MacBook Pro, is that will come with a revolutionary 2048 x 1536, 3.1 million-pixel Retina Display, as found on the new iPad. 

Apple fans are eager for MacBook laptops and iMac desktops to include the feature and the MacBook Pro and the iMac are the most likely candidates for the Retina Display as some of its features could compromise the ultra-thin and light qualities of the MacBook Air. A laptop with a Retina Display would also require a bigger battery to cope with the display, which would result in a thicker case, larger than that of the current MacBook Air.

Initially the new MacBook Pro was rumored to look a lot like the Air, but a new report from 9to5Mac quashed the rumors. While the MacBook Pro is expected to be thinner than its predecessor, it will not exhibit the tapered edges of the Air. 

The report also indicated that the Pro would lose its optical drive and be fitted with two extra thunderbolt ports as well as USB ports, two audio in/out-sized ports and an SD card slot. 

The report obtained by Bloomberg also revealed that the newly designed MacBook Pro computers would run on Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor. Intel has announced that Ivy Bridge has been built for Retina display computers. 

WWDC

Also expected from the WWDC conference is the unveiling of the Mountain Lion operating system that aligns Mac computers more closely with its mobile devices. 

Apple is also expected to preview new mobile software features at the conference, according to Bloomberg.