With Tim Cook set to deliver a June 11th keynote, the rumors are flying about what new releases are coming from Apple. So the countdown is on for the summer 2012 Apple release which is only days away!
Looking at my 11th gen MacBook Pro, I’m hoping for a worthwhile upgrade that speeds up my work.
Although some of my colleagues are hoping Apple is ready for an iPhone 4S upgrade to iPhone 5, the chances of such a refresh are doubtful and unexpected for a while.
I have pieced through the rumors and share here what I expect.
Nevertheless, sounds like Mr Cook may have quite the new line up for the laptop models and possibly desktop model imac – such as the 27″ — as well. If the 27″ is upgraded to (what I’m hoping for) an Apple TV/imac hybrid, I may be placing an order for one of those as well.
There is general agreement that the new machines will contain the Ivy Bridge processors from Intel because of reports of mass orders from Apple. They’ll probably be equipped with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 capability. Additionally, they’ll almost certainly be slimmer.
Predictions vary on whether the Pro and Air lines will merge, but my money is on maintaining the separate lines to offer different price points. Instead, Apple, I believe, is more likely to slim down the Pro line while maintaining it as the more equipped laptop line.
On June 11th, I am hoping that Apple will introduce upgrades to Apple TV as well, perhaps with an imac/Apple TV hybrid. This machine would be useful throughout the home, from kitchens to dens to offices, and would be linked with ease to the App Store in the same way as the iPad or iPhone.