As predicted earlier, Apple has refreshed its Retina MacBook Pro line-up, bringing processor improvements and price cuts across several models.
“People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall.”
As detailed on the Apple Online Store, both the 13-inch and 15-inch models have been updated with Intel’s latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors respectively, bringing speeds boosts of 200 MHz across the board.
Apple’s speed-bumped Retina MacBook Pros are coming earlier than expected. Following yesterday’s sighting of an in-store signage detailing updated 15-inch models, French site MacG.co (via Google Translate) is reporting that these new iterations of Apple’s high-end laptop will be released tomorrow, July 29.
We did not have in hand the detailed configurations, only registrations designating changes in both 13-inch Retina ranges (J44a) and 15 inches (j45a).
The new internal model numbers suggest that the updates will likely be incremental, which is in line with yesterday’s report claiming minor memory and processor upgrades.
A new post yesterday on Chinese forums Feng.com revealed an in-storage signage detailing specs for Apple’s next-generation Retina 15-inch MacBook Pro.
According to the poster, the signage was put up at Apple’s newly-opened Chongqing store and was displayed via an iPad.