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WWDC 2013 to Feature Upgraded MacBook Models

Apple's MacBook Pro | Official Website

Apple’s MacBook Pro | Official Website

Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities believes that Apple will use its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference this June to introduce updated MacBook Pro models.

Although no major design changes are expected for WWDC 2013, the analyst thinks that the company will keep this MacBook Pro alive together with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air. That’s because there’s still a growing demand for optical disk drives in emerging markets.

Intel Haswell Processors on Apple Devices

The biggest change that the MacBook lineup will have is Intel’s next-generation Haswell processors. Set to be unveiled on June 3, a day before their Computex Taiper trade show, the Intel Haswell processor will replace the Ivy Bridge architecture being used in Apple computers.

In relation to this, Kuo expects that the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be shipped by the end of the second quarter. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display, on the other hand, will be released later in the year due to low yield rate of high-definition panels.

 

The WWDC 2013 will kick off on June 10 – 14 at the Moscone West in San Francisco, California. Tickets for WWDC 2013 were already sold out in less than two minutes, breaking the previous record of about two hours.

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