MacBook Pro 2012 is slated to be released early June during World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012. A few other products may also be introduced in the market during the same event.
Apple insiders believe the company is planning to introduce a smaller Apple tablet, iPad Mini. Though the product is still shrouded in mystery, there are indications that Apple is desperate to introduce a smaller iPad variant in the market to take care of cheap Android tablets particularly Amazon Kindle Fire that has already grabbed 55 percent of Android tablet market share.
There are many diehard Apple fans for whom there is no tablet in the market except Apple’s iPad. But latest reports from iSuppli say that though Apple still sells more tablets than anyone else in the market, Cupertino’s iron grip on the market is finally loosening. The iSuppli report suggests that Amazon sold 3.9 million units of Kindle Fire in the first quarter. How good is that, you ask? Well, consider that Samsung, the former leader of the Android pack, only moved about 2.1 million tablets in the same period. Even more telling, Apple sold 3.2 million units in the iPad’s debut quarter back in 2010.
Now a Comscore report says that among Android tablets Kindle Fire is the highest selling tablet and has around 55 percent market share. It is catching up quite fast Apple’s iPad tablet that has 60 percent of the tablet market share right now. Kindle Fire within just 6 months time has grabbed 30 percent tablet market share. This is a huge achievement given the fact Apple boss Tim Cook had laughed at it saying people will not like to use it after experimenting Kindle Fire just once. Now reports suggest Apple is desperate to beat Amazon Kindle Fire at its own game by launching a tablet for around $300 price tag.
Meanwhile another product that Apple is expected to launch during its WWDC 2012 event is MacBook Pro 2012. People are awaiting its launch for several months. But now finally it is very close. Not just Apple is very close in launching it, the Cupertino based tech giant is also expected to manufacture the MacBook Pro 201 by using Liquidmetal technology. A reprot in SlashGear suggests that the biggest technology company in the world would manufacture the chassis of the much improved Pro 2012 using this Liquidmetal technology.
An expert while talking about using Liquidmetal in manufacturing Macbook Pro 2012 says there are several plus points of using this Liquidmetal in manufacturing sturdy laptops and Apple should definitely use it. “Because Liquidmetal alloys are a lot stiffer than Aluminum, and because the Liquidmetal molding process supports making parts with lots of very fine detail and thin wall sections, a Liquidmetal MacBook Pro 2012 lid can be at once thin, stiff and light”. But notwithstanding the predictions and prophecies, there is nothing clear as to what Apple will do and what it will launch during the WWDC 2012.