Rumor: New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Due In June 2013

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The MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air will reportedly be on the receiving end of some processor upgrades in June 2013, according to a new report from Digitimes. The report suggests that Apple will be incorporating the latest Intel processors, codenamed Haswell, into the two MacBook models providing a substantial performance upgrade. The report also suggests that the ‘industrial design’ i.e. the interior and exterior appearance of the new models will remain unchanged from predecessors.

There is no word on whether the MacBook Air line will receive a display upgrade to offer Retina Display resolution, as was offered when Apple released the latest iteration of the MacBook Pro. However, given the substantial hardware required to drive such a display, it’s unlikely that we will see in the next iteration of the Air, with Apple rather focusing on performance and battery life optimization.

One notable piece in the report which is unlikely to be true is that Apple will be dropping the price on existing models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro on the run up to the release of the 2013 models. This is something that Apple has never done in the past and is unlikely to start doing so now.

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