It’s not just the MacBook Pro receiving a refresh at this year’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference.
We have a pretty good idea that there is a lot of big news coming out at Apple’s June 11 Keynote Address at it’s WWDC. We’re 99.9 percent sure Mac OS X Mountain Lion will be released, a preview of iOS 6 and (hopefully) an updated iCloud.
And then there is the hardware. There have been many solid reports that Apple is going to completely redesign its flagship MacBook Pro by adding a Retina display, solid-state hard drive, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports — and a whole lot of power.
If there is a new MacBook Pro, we can pretty much assume that Apple will also refresh its MacBook Air with at least a performance upgrade, and even a Retina display.
But what we haven’t heard about is a refresh to the iMac.
9to5 Mac reported today that Apple will update at least four of their five Mac lines (sorry to those people desiring an updated Mac Pro tower…)
It would make sense if Apple adds its Retina display to the iMac and market features like FaceTime HD. The last time the iMac received an update was in May 2011.
So what about the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro — the two remaining Apple hardware devices that still require a display, keyboard and mouse? Is that a business Apple still wants to be in? Maybe just keep the Mac Pro available for businesses that need the extra power and charge a premium for it?
The Mac Mini still makes sense as a bridge for people moving over from Windows-based PC’s.
Getting back to the laptops:
We’ve already reported that Apple is expected to discontinue making a 17-inch model of its MacBook and MacBook Pro — a sign that either people just prefer a smaller computer these days, or that Apple is genuinely caring about user’s back muscles. That 17-inch laptop was massive.
If all of these new laptops and desktops are announced at this year’s WWDC — which one are you most excited about? Let us know below.