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Apple Shows New MacBook Pro Features Announced in WWDC 2012

by Ankit Pandey - on Jun 11th 2012 - No Comments
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The landmark Conference of Apple, the Worldwide Developers Conference 2012, kicks off today on June 11. The technology giant, like always, has created a huge deal of anticipation for all its fans and followers. The event is simply the biggest in the technology world and is Apple’s way of showcasing its strategies in innovation. Reports...

2012 Macbook Pro Models To See Significant Performance Boost with Ivy Bridge

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 11th 2012 - No Comments

While the rumors is pointing at the imminent launch update for the 15-inch Macbook Pro 2012 models, and adds weigh into the reports by targeting the Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor launch date as April 29, 2012. The CPU World reports on the earlier benchmark results of the forthcoming quad-core processor chips, which is appeared to be likely coming in the 15-inch Macbook Pro models, the reports show the fairly significant improvements in the performance and graphic processing of the new quad-core processors.

 


The folks over CPU World got their hands on the upcoming quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, and enable to test it against the current generation Sandy Bridge processors, which are currently being used in the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air series with heavy graphics processors. However, the processor chip they got was the Core i7- 3820QM, a 2.7 Ghz processor chip with extra turbo speed up to 3.7 Ghz with integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics chip. The chip is rumored to be coming in the end of April with a price tag of $568 but at high volume, and appears to be a natural upgrade to the Sandy Bridge dual-core processor Core i7- 2860QM chip that is currently the most high-end processor chip being used in Macbook Pro models on the build-to-order option.

The new Core i7-3820QM chip founds to score an average of 9% higher than the current extreme Sandy Bridge processors for the Macbook Pro models, which is definitely a big improvement in the overall performance of the processors, and the new processor is believed to be score 20% roughly higher than the Sandy Bridge processors on reaching the “Extreme” chip architecture. On the other hand, the new Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics chip is about to beat the current Intel HD 3000 by 32% to 108% on different graphics tests. However, Apple still believes to feature its own extended graphics processor in the Macbook Pro 2012 models.

Resellers Now Experiencing Shortages Over 15-inch Macbook Pro, 2012 Models Coming!

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 10th 2012 - No Comments

It seems that supply chain reports were pretty correct regarding the upcoming Macbook Pro 2012 model updates in the forthcoming months. It is reported that third-party resellers are now facing a slight issue in the availability of the Macbook Pro stock from the Apple. It seems that Apple is having shortages over the stock of 15-inch Macbook Pro models, and undoubtedly, these shortages are now hinting on the refresh model of Macbook Pro 2012 models in the market.

 


However, Apple has yet to hold the orders for the Macbook Pro models over its own official website, but it is strongly reported that Apple is facing some shortages issue over the 15-inch Macbook Pro model in the distribution channel for the third-party reseller of the device. These shortages are now expanding to more third-party resellers of Macbook Pro devices. Apple has been rumored to be involved in ramping up the production of Macbook Pro 2012 models for the mid-year launch with the exclusive availability of the Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors.

Apple is said to be delivering a complete new model to its Macbook Pro series, this year. The new designs are reportedly to look alike the Macbook Air, means much slimmer than the older designs. Apple is also reported to be delaying the production of 13-inch Macbook Pro models until June, as Intel’s leak road map hints that the dual-core Ivy Bridge processor would not be able to make their way into a market until June, therefore, Apple is going to delay the launch and production of refresh Macbook Pro 2012 models.

On the other side, it is also reported that Apple is not going to update the 17-inch Macbook Pro design, as the users very rarely purchase these designs, so Apple is believing to skip the design update for these size variations.

Apple Will Begin Quad-Core Air-Like Macbook Pro Production In April

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 4th 2012 - No Comments

Are you one of those who are waiting for months to upgrade your computer machines to latest hardware, but wants Apple to first showcase its forthcoming MacBook Pro 2012 series with Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors and powerful strength? If yes, let me tell me you the new MacBook Pro models is reportedly carrying a new redesign look from Apple, may look-alike the Macbook Air series. It is reported in the past by different sources that the new Macbook Pro series to be look like a Macbook Air, and according to the most recently has reported from the Intel’s internal data leakage, it’s hinted that Apple is about to introduce its new Macbook Pro 2012 series somewhere in June.

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It was reported that the new Macbook Pro 13-inch model would be delayed to June / August timeframe, while the 15-inch model will enter into production somewhere in April / May timeframe. However, according to the today’s report, Digitimes claim that Foxconn will start producing the new 15-inch Air-like Macbook Pro models with the exclusive Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, while the 13-inch model of Macbook Pro 2012 will enter in the production somewhere in June, as the ultra efficient and fewer power consuming, Ivy Bridge processors are suggested to come in June, therefore, the launch date of new Macbook Pro may delay again to sometime in June / July timeframe.

The earlier reports suggested that Apple is looking forward to increase the orders for the 13-inch Macbook Pro models this year, as they have ordered new Macbook Pro  13-inch model doubled from the 15-inch Macbook Pro model. It is also said that Cupertino Company is about to skip the 17-inch Macbook Pro model this year, and will seeds the new model in only 13 and 15 inch.

Apple Begins Massive Production Of New Macbook Pros With Ivy Bridge

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 29th 2012 - No Comments

Right after hearing the news that Intel is going to make its new Ivy Bridge processors on the market in two sessions, firstly they are going to launch the power hog processors with extra power in a month, and then they will launch the less power consuming ultra fast processors a month after the first processor series launch. It is now reported that Apple is also entering the new Macbook Pro 13’ and 15’ models in the massive production line scale, with having a possibility to use the Intel’s next gen Ivy Bridge processors in the 2012 models of MacBook Pro and Macbook Air.

Digitimes reported that Apple ramping up its Macbook Pro 15” production in April, but the smaller 13.3” Macbook Pro model will not enter in the production line until June. Digitimes noted that Apple is more interested in 13.3” Macbook Pro model than 15” Macbook Pro model, and the order for Macbook Pro 13.3” is also bigger in numbers than the 15” model.  However, it is hard to predict the sales or quota regarding the Macbook models as the company has a typical mix record in the past with Macbook sales.

The Digitimes report makes pretty sense with the yesterday’s report of claiming that Intel is going to make its processor in the public by the last week of April, so there are highly chances that Apple will get its hand on the ultra new processors for its Macbook Pro models. It had been rumored in the past that Apple has delayed its Macbook Pro production couple of times to include the new-generation Ivy Bridge processors in the new series.

However, Digitimes has yet to reveal any specific date for the new Macbook Pro production beginning, as the total production of new-generation Macbook Pro models are depended on the availability of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors. The new Macbook Pro 13” and 15” models are rumored to be getting a slim design like the Macbook Air models, and will not carry the traditional optical drives like the Macbook Airs.

Slim Air-Like Macbook & iMac To Come After April With Ivy Bridge

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 29th 2012 - No Comments

In the last couple of months the launch of new Ivy Bride processor launch delayed twice, and the launch date leaks in the public before the actual launch of the processors. It now again reported that Intel was about to introduce its new Ivy Bridge processors in the public for desktop and mobile systems during the last week of April somewhere in between 22  to 28, and the new processors will be available in the market by April 29. Initially, it was reported that Intel was to launch the new Ivy Bridge processors in the start of this year, but again it was reported that the launch was delayed as Intel is facing issues with the production of new Ivy Bridge processor.

Ivy Bridge processors are the same chips that are announced to be making their ways into the latest generation iMac and MacBook series this year. It was reported by rumor mill that Apple had already delayed the new iMac and Macbook launch twice due to unavailability of the new processor in the market. However, now it is finally slated to be coming in the last week of April, so we can now expect the launch of new iMac and Macbook series somewhere in June or July.

 

Ivy Bridge processors will be announced in the 4th week of April, between April 22 and April 28. The announcement will include only quad-core models: mobile Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families, desktop Core i7, Core i5-3570K, i5-3570T, i5-3550, i5-3550S, i5-3450 and i5-3450S. The announced chips will be available for sale on April 29, and the reviews and benchmarks should be published on the same day.

The new chips are especially optimized by Apple to consume less power on the board and provide more performance on user end. If the new chips make their way to the market on the rumored date, then we will be able to see the couple of new Mac machines coming in next few months. According to the leaked Ivy Bridge chip schedule, the less power consuming chips will come by June 3, which means that there will be a slightly delay in the launch of new gen MacBook Air devices, while the neutral processors will make their way into the market before the less power consuming processors.