Apple to Announce the “Mac Retina Display” at WWDC

Both iMac and MacBook Air to get display overhaul, in addition to MacBook Pro

By on May 16th, 2012 10:52 GMT

Advising Apple fans to hold off their purchase of a new Macintosh computer in the next month or so, ABC News claims to have independently confirmed all rumors regarding the Retina display refresh for Macs.

Scheduled for unveiling at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the entire range of Macintosh computers boasting their own displays is to undergo a major overhaul, according to high-profile media outlets this week.

The latest so-called confirmation (after all, we still have to hear this from Apple) comes from the aforementioned news network whose own people corroborated a story by 9to5mac regarding a MacBook Pro refresh going down at WWDC 2012.

"The laptop will see the introduction of the ‘Mac Retina Display’, which is said to have a very high resolution."

The publication has heard from its own sources that it’s not just the MacBook Pro getting the Retina treatment, but also the iMac.

"ABC News has similarly heard from its own sources that both the next MacBook Pro and the iMac would be getting very, very high resolution displays. Apple refreshed its new iPad with a Retina Display in March."

9to5mac subsequently learned that the MacBook Air - Apple’s hugely popular ultra-thin notebook - was also in the loop.

"According to sources, the MacBook Retina Display that will debut at WWDC will not stay exclusive to Apple’s Pro notebook, but it will come down to the MacBook Air family as well."

Back to the ABC report, the news station points to the iPad refresh from March, which yielded a 10-inch Retina display, as evidence of Apple’s trending upgrades scaling up from the iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen to the iMac’s huge 21.5-inch pixel matrix.

In addition to the display, most reports on the matter echo the same tech specs for the next-generation of Apple notebooks: Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics; and USB 3.0.

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