25 November 2010

Apple to Launch Newly Designed MacBook Pro in April?

Apple may be planning to launch an all new MacBook Pro in April alongside an update to Final Cut Pro, according to Three Guys and a Podcast.

The new design is thought to follow in the footsteps of the 2010 MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Pros will move to solid state storage, up to 512GB, remove the optical drive, and we believe light-peak is being pushed to make it's first-ever entrance into the market, another Apple exclusive.

In the same manner that the MacBook air did not replace the traditional 13" MacBook Pro, Apple is likely to leave one legacy 15" design in the lineup for those not yet comfortable with Apple's new direction. The traditional model is likely to slot into the $1,799 position with upgrade options available, while the new MacBook Pros will start at $1,999 and scale up according to configuration.

The site also believes Apple will unveil the iPad 2 in January.

Read More [via 9to5Mac]

Hang onto your hats — we already have word of yet one more special event to close out 2010 but Apple’s already plotting to delight and surprise with another update to its MacBook Pro range and that there long-awaited move to ship a new blend of Final Cut Studio — and we only need to wait till April (some say).
Roll over to those Three-Guys-And-A-Podcast people for this news, and while they say they wouldn’t like to bet their lives on it they’re giving up the following on this, the night before Thanksgiving:

January 2011: New iPad
April 2011: All New Mac Book Pros + Final Cut Pro Update

Recall when AAPL said MacBook Air was the future of the notebook? Well, looks like Apple’s ready to head that way — if the three guys (who wouldn’t, lets remember, bet their own lives on it) are sagacious in their seer-ing….

“We don’t believe this will be a simple refresh of the MacBook Pro, rather, Apple will deliver an all-out redesign, the big brother of the MacBook air,” they say. The year of the Mac?

April is when NAB takes place. There’s been recent talk that video expertise was directed elsewhere (anyone say ‘AirPlay‘?) Now it is back. And Final Cut is gonna be a 64-bit (guess) video asset-crunching machine set for a new age of (3DTV? Just another guess).



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