Wait…didn’t we just cover a rumor that claimed there would be no Retina display in the new MacBook Pro? Well, that rumor was so yesterday and so 2 inches shorter.
More information has “leaked” supporting the rumors that Apple is preparing a revamp for the whole line of the MacBook Pros. Earlier we reported of the 13″ inch MacBook Pro model which hinted at a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, optical drive, Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports, but no Retina Display reportedly on board. Now, 9to5Mac seems to have gotten their hands on a more detailed spec sheet, but this time around for the 15-inch model of the MacBook Pro. The image, which many consider questionable, seems to have been taken from a box of an Apple notebook packaging.
The photo of the hardware specs indicates the new Macbook Pro laptop will be thinner, lighter than its predecessor and will also feature a higher-resolution display. Just like 13-inch MacBook Pro specs it will have a USB 3.0 port, FaceTime HD camera, Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 750GB hard drive. The spec label also shows that Apple will be shedding some pounds off the newer model. According to this image, the new 15-inch Macbook design will be 0.74 inches thick and weigh 4.7 pounds (making it thinner than the current model which weighs in at 5.6 pounds and has 0.95 inches in thickness).
Despite having a thinner design, looks that Apple will be keeping the optical hard drive for this new generation MacBook Pro line. Previous rumors suggested Apple was planning to introduce an entirely new design of the Macbook Pro, but this newly leaked “evidence” seems to prove otherwise.
Like Apple has done in the past, it seems the 13-inch MacBook Pro base model configuration will lack some of the high-end features of the pricier 15-inch Macbook pro models, such as the Retina display resolution and thinner design.
Of course, we have a few days for another shady image to change all of this yet again.