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Apple Prepping Haswell-Equipped MacBook Pros, Report Says

by Brandon Russell | August 22, 2013August 22, 2013 2:00 pm PST

MacBook Pro with Retina Logo

Following up on this summer’s successful MacBook Air update, Apple is reportedly prepping new MacBook Pros—it’s unclear if the report means the Retina or non-Retina models—equipped with Intel’s new Haswell chip. According to supply chain murmurs, Apple might introduce the updated model at this year’s iPhone extravaganza, which is set to take place on Sept. 10, though that’s still a rumored date.

Aside from the Haswell treatment, it doesn’t appear Apple’s new MacBook Pro models will be updated in any other significant way. When Apple gave its Air the power of Haswell, the laptop received noticeably better battery life thanks to the new architecture—all with the same battery as the 2012 model, too. When the new Pro models hit with Haswell, similar battery gains are expected, though we’ll have to wait for Apple’s stats to know just how improved the new laptop will be.

The report doesn’t specify which line of MacBook Pro models will receive Haswell, so we’re not quite sure what to expect. Apple’s upcoming event is only weeks away now, so we could find out pretty soon.


Brandon Russell

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