If you are looking into purchasing a new Mac, I have one very important word for you: wait. Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month, and it has been speculated by multiple credible sources that a refresh to the Mac lineup is in store.
Apple has neglected to update its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks and Mac mini since WWDC 2012, last June, and the trio could be upgraded with Intel’s new Haswell processors. What else will we see?
Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has already confirmed that OS X 10.9 will be the subject of this year’s WWDC opening keynote, so it would only make sense that some new Mac hardware is shown off to boot. It’s unknown of the flagship MacBook Pro with Retina display will also be lined up for an update, as the notebook received a minor speed bump and price drop last February.
It remains unclear if the iMac will receive a refresh, as the latest 21.5- and 27-inch models of the all-in-one desktop computer have only been shipping since November and December respectively. Nevertheless, that emphasizes the importance of waiting just one more month to find out. Although four weeks might seem like a long time to wait, it’ll be worth it.