Mac Hardware Refreshes Will Be Hardware Highlight of WWDC?


WWDC 2013 is in just over a month, and the rumors are just firing up. While we already have a pretty good idea what to expect on the software front thanks to Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac, the details on possible new hardware have simply not yet appeared. While most aren’t expecting new iOS devices until later this year, the Mac line could use some updates in certain areas. Today, we have the first credible rumors of what may happen come June. Unsurprisingly, they involve new Mac hardware configurations.

It is expected that the Macbook line will see internal updates to Intel’s next-generation Haswell CPU. Haswell has been slated to ship for mobile computers in Q2 2013, which would line up well with WWDC. That makes these potential updates very likely. In addition, new Mac models make sense when you consider OS X 10.9 is slated to appear on stage.

It is also likely that other specifications will be bumped, though any outstanding new features or redesigns aren’t likely: the MacBook line is now in a holding pattern as Apple continually tries to push the price of the Retina models down to better in order to eliminate the non-Retina versions.


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