New MacBook Pro’s are coming, along with OSX Mountain Lion and iOS 6, and they are insanely great!
So, here’s everything for the Apple fans out there.
The 2012 anticipated MacBook Pro, is going to be another one of Apple’s HUGE announcements. It is extremely likely that Apple will announce new MacBook Pro, and iOS 6, and OSX Mountain Lion.
The main focus on the update of the Macbook Pro line will primarily be on the 15” Retina Display version.
The new MBP(with Retina Display) will be coming within a timespan of 2 months(June 11th). It will feature a RETINA DISPLAY RESOLUTION, IVY BRIDGE, ULTRA-THIN design, USB 3.0. It will also include flash memory to reduce start up time and to extend battery life.
New MacBook Pro 15" w/Retina Display(Left), Current MacBook Pro 15" (Right)
The retina display is going to be freaking awesome. It will be 4x better than the resolution on the current MBPs, similar to iPad2 and the new iPad. Imagine a 15” on retina display is just going to be mind-blowing!
The new processor, Ivy Bridge, comes with support for USB 3.0. In comparison to the current USB 2.0(480Mbps), the USB 3.0′s transfer speed is about 10x faster(5Gbps).
In terms of the revamped design of the MBP, there were rumours indicating that it will be a merged version of MBP and MacBook Air. Unfortunately, this is not totally true. The revamped design of the MBP will not be tampered. In contrast, it will be a sliced version of the current MBP.
In order to have all the incredible hardwares under the hood of the MBP, Apple decided to remove the CDROM slot, and the Ethernet port. Apple will be the first to remove the CDROM slot, as it is no longer a necessity with the existence of the Mac App Store.
Oh wait, I just forgot to mention about the new graphics card. New MBPs will use GeForce GT 650M. “According to NVIDIA, this chip offers incredible dedicated graphics performance for gaming and other tasks, all while apparently being battery-life efficient. A card perfect for a high-end professional notebook.”
On top of the MBP’s hardware, Apple will release a new version of OSX, Mountain Lion.
OSX Mountain Lion literally merges OSX with iOS! Mountain Lion will come with iMessages, Notification Centre, iCloud, Airplay Mirroring, Reminder, Notes, Gatekepper, Twitter and Game Centre.
iMessage is not new as it is already available now. There will no longer be iChat, and FaceTime. It will be the end of iChat, and FaceTime will be fully integrated into iMessage.
The Notification Center in Macs will appear in the right side of the Mac. There are options to the Notification Centre so that you won’t be disturbed while focusing on your work, which is going to be a pretty useful tool.
Gatekeeper will act as an enforcement for Mac’s security. It is for people who are worried about security and malicious programs. Gatekeeper will allow you to choose 3 options of download levels. From anything you want, Mac App Store only, and to programs from trusted developers and everything in the App Store.
Twitter and Game Centre will be the same as it is in iOS.
Speaking of iOS 6, Apple will no longer use Google Maps as it developed it’s own version of Maps.
As for iCloud, it will include Reminder and Notes, this will be revealed in Mac OSX Mountain Lion as well as iOS 6.