Thinner MacBook Pros Launching at WWDC

Bloomberg has confirmed an earlier report about Apple working on thinner MacBook Pros with Retina displays, suggesting that the company will release the new notebooks at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 11th to 15th. If this is true, then the new MacBooks might not launch with OS X Mountain Lion pre-installed, as Apple has routinely stated that the operating system will not be publicly released until late summer.

Apple Inc. is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp., people with knowledge of the plans said.

The MacBook Pro machines, to be unveiled at Apple’s annual developers conference starting June 11, also will feature high- definition screens like those on the iPhone and iPad, as well as flash memory to cut startup times and extend battery life, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public.

Apple last refreshed the MacBook Pro lineup in October 2011, but the range of notebooks has not received a significant redesign for nearly four years.

[MacRumors]

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