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MacBook Pro elusive Haswell update, unlike 2013 iMac

Back in June the MacBook Air got the much-needed Haswell update, but we were shocked to see the MacBook Pro had missed out. It was a shame because the 4th-generation i-Series processor offered more performance and increased battery life. However, all was not lost because a more powerful version was rumored to be coming, and so those hoping to get a new Pro were happy to wait a little longer when Apple updates more of their Mac range.

Those updates were rumored to happen during an Apple event in October, which would also be where the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 would be unveiled. However, you can never foresee what Apple does because yesterday they quietly released the 2013 iMac Haswell refresh. Not only does it now come with the improved processor, but also next-gen Wi-Fi and much more, which we will get to in another article.

However, what has shocked us more is the MacBook Pro Haswell update remains elusive — talk about a kick in the teeth. When Mac users learned of the new iMac they looked on the Apple Store to see if the Pro received the update, and so you can understand why they are growing impatient.

MacBook Pro Haswell update remains elusive
MacBook Pro Haswell update remains elusive

We already discussed that while the iMac will benefit from the Haswell processor, the MacBook Pro would do so more because of that increased performance and extended battery life we spoke of earlier. It is now that we have to question what Apple is playing at because it is clear a MacBook Pro update is needed for the latter part of 2013, so where is it?

Do you think Apple will quietly release the update, or are they planning something special and so need to showcase it during their October event?

Apple could also consider the 2013 MacBook Pro a more important update, and so would rather wait until OS X Mavericks is ready so it can be pre-installed, although we still have no idea how far ahead they are with development of the new operating system.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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