The rumor that Apple may cut down the size of MacBook Pro 2012 to the size of MacBook Air seems a wishful thinking. Apple is not going to do it. Apple evidently works to add a more gigantic battery, an SSD boot drive and HD drive to the new MacBook Pro so as to increase its usability. There was a talk that the gap between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will be blurred with the new version of MacBook Pro. The case seems to be different and Apple is working to launch the Pros with the same size and features of its predecessor.
Apple doesn’t fit in disk inside its flagship notebook, the MacBook Airs. The recent report says that MacBook Pro will certainly have an HD drive along a SSD boot drive. That means the device may not become smaller in size and weight. The laptop will not sport a DVD drive, certainly. “What do you think of such a possibility? With all that extra battery, the MacBook Pro could potentially have a much more densely-packed set of pixels in its display or could of course allow for days of battery time without worry,” asks SlashGear’s Chris Burns.
MacBook Pro 2012 and other rumors
The new version of MacBook Pro is expected to come out of cover in a couple of months. The tech world is keenly waiting for the newest version of Apple’s laptop computer. Here we make a look into the major features that are expected to enrich the MacBook Pro upgrade apart from the SSD drive thing.
To discontinue 17-Inch MacBook Pro: It is a prominent MacBook Pro rumor of the day. Some rumors have gone on to state that Apple may cut off the large 17-inch version of MacBook Pro with the 2012 upgrade. Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has broken up the rumor that Apple would drop the 17-inch MacBook Pro from its lineup due to feeble sales. Indeed, Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst known for making many accurate Apple rumors. “Apple is likely to stop making the 17”-inch MacBook Pro this year due to falling shipments, in order to maintain a lean product line strategy,” the analyst says.
To mount Ivy Bridge: It is indeed a sensible rumor. Intel has so far launched its third generation Ivy Bridge processors. The successor to the current Sandy Bridge processors will certainly appear in the device. Possibly, MacBook Pro may be the first device to get the Ivy Bridge processors.
To run on Mountain Lion: The upcoming version of OS X, the 10.8 Mountain Lion may likely run on the new MacBook Pro. The Mountain Lion is known for its integration of more iOS features with Mac OS and Apple TV’s interaction function and much more. “Apple’s Mac business in 2Q12 will be boosted by several factors. Three of which are: (1) Mountain Lion, which integrates iOS features with Mac OS, Apple TV’s interaction function, will be launched in June; (2) upgrading to Ivy Bridge; and (3) back-to-school demand,” Ming-Chi Kuo in his MacBook Pro rumors.
Thinner and smaller: A report says that the redesigned models of MacBook Pros will include 13-inch and 15-inch models. Also, the machine will be far slighter and thinner. Apple has been evidently working to make its MacBook Pros smaller and more user friendly product. The upgraded 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros in April and it may get initial shipments estimated to hit 900,000 units.
Estimated sales: According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will sell out 5.32 million units of the MacBook Pros series in 2012. The company can ship more models of the laptops with its more advanced features.
Let us wait for the new MacBook Pro at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference. Many Apple fans and analysts now think that Apple may release the laptop at its developer conference. Since the new Mountain Lion is not ready for release, Apple may have to delay the release date of its MacBook Pro.