Leading up to the recent iPad event we’ve heard nothing but Apple rumors surrounding their new tablet, although the iPhone 5 has also been top of people’s wish lists when it comes to finding out what’s next from Apple. Now that the recent event is behind us it seems the 2012 MacBook Pro has gained renewed focus with the latest insider information pointing to a new slender unibody.
We looked at the possibilities of a new unconventional design for the MacBook Pro earlier this week, and it seems there is a general feeling of “thin” being needed for the upcoming redesign. Popular tech blog, DigiTimes, has confirmed our earlier prediction that the new MacBook Pro will change the aging design and if their “supply chain” sources are correct, then we could not only see the disc drive removed but also shipments arriving at Apple this month thanks to production being well underway.
The difference between MacBook Air and the new MacBook Pro — of course there would need to be a reason to keep both product lines running, and it seems that specs will be that reason. The supply chain are also confirming, if these rumors are to be believed, increased storage sizes and CPU performance with a size similar to the Air, which means this would be a professional version of the MacBook Air.
Do you like the idea of a 2012 MacBook Pro with a new slender unibody, which also has more advanced specs when compared to the Air? If this is something you’re interested in, then what would the specs and price need to be for your money? You might also want to read about integrated vs. dedicated graphics in our earlier article.