Today’s Guest Post is brought to you by Charlie Adams who is a tech guru and Apple fanatic. He discusses about the latest rumors and speculations about the upcoming anticipated release of the 2012 iMacs and MacBook Pros.
It seems like there are always rumors about a new Apple product or an upgrade to an existing Apple product, and it doesn’t look like these rumors are going away, as the latest involves the iMac and MacBook Pro.
According to numerous news reports across the Internet, there are rumors that Apple plans to launch updated iMacs and MacBook Pros sometime in June 2012, with the main focus being on an upgraded screen and processor.
Introducing New Screens
One of the biggest rumors being spread about the upgraded iMac is the inclusion of anti-reflective glass for the monitors. Since Apple iMacs have always used glass on their screens, many users complained of reflections. This new glass will alleviate those issues.
As for the MacBook Pro, Apple typically uses the same glass display on these screens as it does on the iMacs, but users have always been able to upgrade their 15- and 17-inch models to an anti-glare matte display. It’s being rumored that this anti-glare option will now be available for the 13-inch models too.
Intel Ivy Bridge Quad-Core Processor
The biggest speculation on the rumor boards is that the upgraded computers will be launched with new Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, which are quad-core desktop processors.
What this means for iMacs
These speculations were recently halted due to another rumor that Intel stopped production on their Ivy Bridge processors, but that rumor was soon dismissed. In fact, Ivy Bridge will be ready to launch sooner than June, making some people wonder why Apple will wait until June to launch their new iMacs. Since the iMac already uses quad-core processors, the upgrade shouldn’t require too much in-depth work.
What this means for MacBook Pros
MacBook Pro computers are also in line to receive the new Intel Ivy Bridge quad-core processors, but that may occur after June. The chips for the 15- and 17-inch computers are already in production, but it seems as if the chip for the 13-inch computers won’t begin production until early June. Some wonder if Apple will launch the 15- and 17-inch models before the 13-inch one is available.
Dilemma with 13-inch MacBook Pro
Creating a quad-core processor for the 13-inch MacBook Pro has been a challenge. The older quad-core processors were too hot for the 13-inch models, and using them would cause these models to overheat. For this reason, the 13-inch MacBook Pros used dual-core processors.
According to rumors, the Ivy Bridge processor will be able to fit inside a 13-inch model without the risk of overheating. The new style and technology makes the Ivy Bridge more heat efficient. If Apple decides to use the quad-core processors instead of the dual-core ones it already possesses, Apple will need to keep the design of the 13-inch model the same in order for it to fit appropriately and refrain from overheating, which would eliminate another upgrade rumor.
Some rumors had said that MacBook Pro design was going to possess more MacBook Air qualities. Due to the thin and lightweight design of the MacBook Air, Apple wouldn’t be able to include the quad-core processors in the upgraded MacBook Pros if they went to this thinner design.
So while the Intel Ivy Bridge processors are already in production, and while there will be plenty of time for Apple to install them into the upgraded iMacs and MacBook Pros, we’ll have to wait until the rumors are confirmed by Apple to know for sure whether or not upgraded iMacs and MacBook Pros will be available in June.
Charlie Adams is a tech guru and Apple fanatic who loves to write and blog about their products. In order to keep his content and articles clear and mistake-free he often uses a grammar checker to proof his work.