WWDC hasn’t even started yet and already the juicy details of new products are in . Renowned tech blog 9to5Mac have reported on leaked hardware of the whole Mac line , including the 2 year old Mac Pro. According to them , they received this info from a reputable source who have leaked accurate details in the past. Amongst the upgrade list this year is the ultra light Macbook Air, Macbook Pro , and the flagship Mac Pro for those power enterprise users.
First , the Mac Pro. After two years, the Mac Pro is going to receive a long needed overhaul this year with 3 models; Two standard and one server edition.
Here are the specs:
- Normal configuration: 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon 5770 graphics chip.
- Normal configuration: 2.4GHz 12-core processor, 12GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon 5770 graphics chip.
- Server configuration: 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, Two 1TB hard drives
Next is the MacBook Pros. We believe that Apple will be announcing both next-generation MacBook Pros with a thinner design and Retina Display AND spec-bumped MacBook Pros with the current design. We believed that the Retina MacBook Pros will come with a 15-inch display and that Apple will release spec-bumped 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pros with the current design. A retina – display equipped Mac will certainly up the game in the laptop department, especially with its ultra dense PPI. We now have details on the spec-bumped 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pros:
- 13.3 inch: 2.5GHz dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive
- 13.3 inch: 2.9GHz dual core processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive
- 15.4 inch: 2.3GHz quad core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive
- 15.4 inch: 2.6GHz quad core processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive (BTO upgrades to 2.7GHz quad core and 1TB HD will be available)
We are yet to receive details on the Retina Display MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Airs, but we believe that those notebooks are still coming at WWDC. Also in the mix is an updated AirPort Express and USB SuperDrive. The current USB SuperDrive from Apple is marketed as a MacBook Air SuperDrive, so this new model likely is re-branded to support the next-generation (optical-drive-less) MacBook Pro. We also understand that Apple might refresh their MagSafe connector/adapter and sell new adapters and converters between new and old MagSafes. A new Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter will also be made available.
As for the Macbook Airs, 9to5mac have reportedly just received news on some leaked specs of the Air. We hear they start at 4GB of RAM and now go up to 8GB on the high end. Here are three Airs we’ve received word on so far:
- Base Model: MD223LL/A – MBA 11.6/1.7/4/64FLASH-USA
- Better: MD224LL/A – MBA 11.6/1.7/4/128FLASH-USA
- High End: MD845LL/A – MBA 11.6/2.0/8/256FLASH-USA
13 inches :
- MD231LL/A – MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/128FLASH-USA
- MD232LL/A – MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/256FLASH-USA
- MD846LL/A – MBAIR 13.3/2.0/8/512FLASH-USA
The bolded numbers are the RAM and would be a significant (and welcome) increase over the previous models.
We’ve also bolded the 512GB SSD on the high end Air. This will be a SATA 3 Solid State drive and at least some will be based on Samsung’s 830 series – which are super fast.
This is shaping up to be one heck of a conference for Apple. Stay tuned for updates on WWDC