Retina MacBook Pro 2013 with Haswell release date tipped, iMac arriving early according to analyst
Apple to release the iMac 2013 next month, followed by the Retina Macbook Pro with Intel’s 4th-generation processors in September according to one analyst.
JULY 23, 2013, 3:24 AM. Article by Carlo Raphael Diokno. Posted under Apple (AAPL).
Seasoned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI on Monday shared his insights on the next-generated Mac products — and it looks like optical drive non-Retina MacBook Pro models will not getting a refresh. Keep in mind that Kuo accurately predicted many Apple products based on the data from the supply chain.
Kuo said that the iMac 2013 with Intel Haswell processors will arrive next month, specifically by end of August with shipments target of 1.7 million. If Apple will release the Mac OS X Mavericks in August, or ahead of the new iMac’s release, then Apple will ship the new desktop PC with the new system pre-installed out of the box. If not, then Apple might launch a free upgrade promo — similar to its promo last year.
And here comes the much-anticipated Retina MacBook Pro refresh, Kuo said on Monday that Apple will launch the new Haswell MacBook Pro models in mid-September or before the launch date of the new iOS devices specifically the iPad 5, the iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone with plastic body.
It would be safe to say that the Retina MacBook Pro Haswell models will ship with Mac OS X Mavericks out of the box, giving customers a free upgrade to the efficient new system of Apple which includes new features like better notifications, Finder tabs, tagging files, maps, iBooks and battery-saving software enhancements. Of course, Retina MacBook Pro will offer longer battery life with Intel’s efficient processors, and with Mavericks, it is possible that the upcoming laptops will offer more than 12 hours of battery life on single charge. The new MacBook Air with Haswell currently boasts 9-hour for the 11-inch model and full 12-hour battery life for the high-end 13-inch model with Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Intel’s 4th-generation processors.
On a separate report, MacRumors revealed that the most popular Mac product as of date based on a survey is the MacBook Pro based on purchases. The MacBook Pro reportedly makes up 70 percent of Apple’s laptop computer sales. though exact models, if Retina or not, was not disclosed. Can Apple still sell new laptops this year if it will discontinue the non-Retina models?
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