We’ve seen (and heard) an abundance of rumors involving popular Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Now we’re seeing a new rumor involving the Macbook Pro.
We’re just days away from the big event (Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference) and now there’s a spec sheet for the MacBook Pro circulating the internet. This supposed spec sheet indicates the new 13 inch model will not feature a Retina display update but will feature an Ivy Bridge processor, high-speed Thunderbolt port, Intel HD 4000 graphic processor, two USB 3.0 ports, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Naturally, this spec sheet is just a rumor and should be regarded as such. I’m positive, Apple has great plans for their MacBook Pro but I’m pretty sure the company’s focus is mainly on their mobile products like the iPhone and iPad. The current models of the the MacBook are already impressive with state-of-the-art processors, Thunderbolt I/O, FaceTime high definition video camera, multi-touch trackpad, and long-lasting battery. It’s hard to imagine how Apple could improve on something that’s already state-of-the-art. I don’t know what their plans are for the next generation of laptops but I can only imagine what they’ll showcase next. I would like to see Apple merge their MacBook with iPad. Make it like MacPad where you’ve got the traditional laptop comprised of a tablet/screen and a keyboard/docking station. Simply disconnect the tablet screen from the keyboard and you’ve got an instant tablet you could take anywhere. I know there’s already a market for tablet laptop hybrids but I think Apple could take it to the next level. Maybe they’ll introduce something like that at the WWDC. I predict that in a year or two, they probably will merge two or more of their products together to create something entirely new and exciting. After all, innovative and exciting are just two words to describe Apple’s best products.