Apple is getting set to launch a renovated version of its MacBook Pro line that will include a higher-resolution display and a thinner frame, according to a report by 9 to 5 Mac.
The 15-inch version of the MacBook Pros will arrive this summer, according to the website, which cites "trusted sources in Apple’s supply chain."
The redesigned computers will include the same type of retina display technology used by the latest iPhone and iPad. The report also says Apple will allow users to adjust their display preferences between settings described simply as "big, small, or optimal," for example.
Along with the upgraded display, the new line of MacBook Pros will be much thinner than before. The long-running rumor was the MacBook Pros would adopt the MacBook Air designs, but the latest report says that isn't exactly true.
The new MacBook Pros will be similar to the MacBook Airs, but they will be "more of a pancake than a blade," as Gizmodo describes.
Apple has also dropped the MacBook Pro's ethernet port and optical drive in order to fit into its new dress. The Firewire port may be gone as well, 9 to 5 Mac says, but what Apple has done is updated its USB port to the quicker USB 3.0.
If the new MacBook Pros do in fact launch this summer, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next month appears to be the perfect setting for Tim Cook and company to reveal them.
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