1. WWDC is just under a week away and a spec sheet appears to have leaked that details the next-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro. Chinese siteWeiphone claims a US Apple employee snapped the spec sheet which hints at a 13.3-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution and 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5. Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 is also reportedly on board, alongside Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports — indicating this is an Ivy Bridge refresh of Apple’s MacBook Pro line. The size dimensions remain the same…
2. 9to5Mac reports that Apple will update nearly all of its Mac products at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, with “at least four” out the company’s five Mac families seeing upgrades.
3. Specifically addressing a new 15-inch model, the 9to5Mac informants claim it will omit the optical disc drive in an effort to reach a new thinner profile — albeit one that’s still thicker than the MacBook Air — with the power button taking the place of the now-defunct eject key on the keyboard. Their familiarity with Apple’s plans stems from seeing prototype unibody casings, which are said to be undergoing test production rounds, so things might still change, though we’re not encouraged to hear the designs “lack room for Ethernet.”
4. Apple’s updated MacBook Pro rumored to arrive this summer will feature Nvidia graphics alongside Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, a switch from the AMD GPUs in the current models. The news comes to us directly from a trusted source, and it’s further corroborated by Joanna Stern at ABC News, whose sources also tell her that the new machines will indeed feature high resolution Retina Displays.