New Mac Pro workstations and MacBook Pro laptops are launching at WWDC, according to reliable sources who leaked some of the configurations we can expect to be unveiled later on today.
A reputable source of Apple information in and of itself, 9to5mac
cites reliable sources to report
that “A new Mac Pro will launch at WWDC, marking the pro desktop’s first update in nearly two years,” putting an end to rumors that Apple has abandoned users relying on this desktop solution.
There will be at least three configurations coming out, including one server model. The leaked specs are: 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
As usual, Apple will be offering built-to-order options with higher specs.
The site also got their hands on the tech sheet for “the spec-bumped 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pros.” According to their sources, the current line of MacBook Pros will remain in place but will get enhanced processors, as well as more memory and storage. - 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)
The publication admits it has yet to receive word on Apple’s rumored Retina Display upgrade for MacBook Pros. Going by the specs, there will be no such announcement at WWDC today. However, the site believes “those notebooks are still coming at WWDC.”
In addition to the updated line of Macintosh computers coming out today (let’s not forget about the iMac), Apple is reportedly launching new versions of its AirPort Express WiFi base stations and a USB SuperDrive for a redesigned MacBook Pro that doesn’t boast an optical disc bay.
Lastly, there may also be a MagSafe refresh, and a new Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter, according to the leak.