Mockup: New, thinner MacBook Pro on the left. Current model on the right.

Our Senior Editor Mark Gurman exclusively brought you details about Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro this morning that the company is currently readying to be unveiled. According to our trusted sources, the new MacBook Pro features an ultra-thin design, a “jaw-dropping” Retina Display, and super-fast USB 3. Confirming our report from this morning, Bloomberg reported that Apple will announce the new MacBook Pro at this year’s WWDC set to begin June 11 at the Moscone West conference center in California.

Bloomberg also suggested Apple would announce the release date for Apple’s next operating system, Mountain Lion, due in “late summer.” Mountain Lion brings many features from iOS like a Notification Center, heavy iCloud integration, Messages, and a new feature called “Gatekeeper.” It is now available as a beta to those apart of Apple’s Developer Center.

This is most likely a controlled leak by Apple—something Apple’s PR is known for. Notice that on Friday, when we published our exclusive that outlined Apple’s new Maps technology, which will début in iOS 6, both TechCrunch and AllThingsD confirmed our report—rather quickly too. Furthermore, The Verge and ABC News also confirmed what we said this morning: the new MacBook Pro will feature NVIDIA graphics to power the Retina display. It would not surprise us if this were a controlled leak.

With the announcement of iOS and new MacBook Pros, this year’s WWDC is sure to be crazy. We are looking forward to the festivities kicking off June 11, and you bet we will cover the event obsessively and in full force.

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