We were first to report that four new Mac lines are incoming for WWDC, and now we have received some more detailed information about two of the new updates. First, the Mac Pro. A new Mac Pro will launch at WWDC, marking the pro desktop’s first update in nearly two years. As we previously reported, the new machine will come in three configurations: two standard models and a server model. Here are the three configurations per reliable sources:
- Normal configuration: 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon 5770 graphics chip.
- Normal configuration: 2.4GHz 12-core processor, 12GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon 5770 graphics chip.
- Server configuration: 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, Two 1TB hard drives
Of course, built-to-order options with more enhancements should be available. Next is the MacBook Pros. As we reported in our roundup, we believe that Apple will be announcing both next-generation MacBook Pros with a thinner design and Retina Display AND spec-bumped MacBook Pros with the current design. We believed that the Retina MacBook Pros will come with a 15-inch display and that Apple will release spec-bumped 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pros with the current design. We now have details on the spec-bumped 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pros:
- 13.3 inch: 2.5GHz dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive
- 13.3 inch: 2.9GHz dual core processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive
- 15.4 inch: 2.3GHz quad core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive
- 15.4 inch: 2.6GHz quad core processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive (BTO upgrades to 2.7GHz quad core and 1TB HD will be available)
We are yet to receive details on the Retina Display MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Airs, but we believe that those notebooks are still coming at WWDC. Also in the mix is an updated AirPort Express and USB SuperDrive. The current USB SuperDrive from Apple is marketed as a MacBook Air SuperDrive, so this new model likely is re-branded to support the next-generation (optical-drive-less) MacBook Pro. We also understand that Apple might refresh their MagSafe connector/adapter and sell new adapters and converters between new and old MagSafes. A new Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter will also be made available.