Rumor: Retina Display Also Coming to the MacBook Air

Yesterday, it was reported that Apple will release a new MacBook Pro with a high resolution Retina display as one its leading features. Then, this morning, a report surfaced from ABC News that suggested Apple will also release new iMacs with Retina displays as well. And now we have yet another report, this one by Mark Gurman for 9to5Mac, claiming that the next-generation MacBook Airs will also be equipped with Retina displays.

Apple’s new MacBook Air will not see major changes across the entire computer like the next-generation MacBook Pro, but this update will truly be all about the Retina Display. The current MacBook Air form-factor is less than two years old. Just like the new iPad added components such as an A5X processor and 5MP camera to support the headlining 2048 x 1536 Retina Display, the new MacBook Air’s other enhanced components will be built-around the presentation of its gorgeous new screen.

Apple’s new MacBook Air is expected to be powered by Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors, in addition to having improved graphics engines to support the Retina display. The ultra-thin notebook will also have improved battery technology to account for the increased power consumption that the Retina display will require.

Unlike the new MacBook Pros, Gurman does not expect Apple to release these updated iMacs and MacBook Airs at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in mid-June. Instead, per usual, Gurman expects Apple to roll out these smaller refreshes over time.




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