Notebook Refresh to Be Highlight of WWDC, Non-Retina MacBook Pro to Continue?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report forecasting that the product highlight of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off on June 10, will be the introduction of new models of the company's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines based on Intel's latest Haswell processors. The projection is in line with previous reports from Kuo and other sources, as well as recent claims that Apple will begin ramping up production of the new models in mid-May.

    On the MacBook Pro side, Kuo is reversing his earlier predictions suggesting that 2013 would see Apple discontinue the non-Retina MacBook Pro lineup and shift consumers to the slimmer and more expensive Retina line introduced at last year's WWDC. Kuo believes that continued strength of non-Retina MacBook Pro models, particularly the 13-inch line, have led Apple to continue producing the non-Retina lineup for the time being.
    Kuo believes that the updated versions of the non-Retina MacBook Pro could begin shipping very soon after WWDC, but that the new Retina MacBook Pro models will begin shipping somewhat later due to production bottlenecks on the displays.

    For the MacBook Air, Kuo also believes that the new models will be introduced at WWDC and ship very soon after, but he indicates that Apple is unlikely to include Retina displays in the updated lineup. He believes that cost, thickness, and production concerns will continue to keep Retina displays out of Apple's lowest-cost and thinnest notebook line for the time being.

    Article Link: Notebook Refresh to Be Highlight of WWDC, Non-Retina MacBook Pro to Continue?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    There was me hoping iOS 7 would be the highlight of WWDC...
  3. macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2009
    Disappointing. Very disappointing. No rMBA. Delayed Haswell rMBP. And the cMBP will continue in production. I hope Kuo is wrong this time.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    There, stopped reading right at "analyst". Until there is substantial evidence, I have learnt to turn a deaf ear to analysts' predictions.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    If apple doesn't announce iOS 7
    I will move to android and lose all hope in apple
    They have billions and they have no excuses to delay anything. If they disapoint
    It's doom for apple
  6. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2011
    So my two cMBPs aren't obsolete then?
  7. macrumors 603


    Does that hurt you, NO, plenty of people still want an optical drive and plenty of people still use wired network.

    I think it is actually excellent news.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    They will. That much is a fact. Whether it'll be an interesting update or not remains to be seen though.
  9. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
  10. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2011
    This sorta makes me feel better about not having the retina, I might pick up a 2012 15" rMBP if Apple update the rMBPs in June.
  11. justperry, Apr 28, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2013

    macrumors 603


    He is more right than wrong!
  12. macrumors regular

    May 25, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Nice, at least Apple still emphasise the practicality of the classic MacBook Pro.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes, to OEMs.
  14. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Kuo is one analyst you should listen to. He isn't always right, but he's pretty darn good.

    Among his correct predictions: 1) That the Retina MacBook Pro would appear alongside non-Retina models instead of as a replacement, 2) Discontinuation of the 17" MacBook Pro, 3) October launch for 13" Retina MacBook Pro, 4) The minor internal tweak to the Apple TV earlier this year.
  15. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2011
    What's the latest and greatest MBP? The current 2012 cMBP or the early 2013 rMBP? Or both?

    The 2012 15" rMBP is going to be pretty cheap if Apple update the 15" rMBP in June.
  16. macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2009
    Pretty much what I expect, notebook refresh alongside 10.9 release. That's usually what they do. Not surprised they're keeping the non-retinas around. The prices are still a bit to high.
  17. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Unless I have missed something, no one outside of Apple knows what will be announced at WWDC.

    All the wailing, gnashing of teeth, and rending of clothing over what will, or will not be announce at the conference is all based on speculation.

    Much wasted emotional energy, perhaps...:p

  18. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I think he's wrong about WWDC. The software would have revealed the retina models so talking about them made sense but there's not likely to be any new product line in the same boat this year.

    So I I think any bumps will just get a press release and possibly before WWDC to hit the early part of the US BTS promo
  19. macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2009
    They're not obsolete anyway. Would it be obsolete if Apple pulled it off production? I don't think so, because it should still run everything fine.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    Cook is quoted saying iOS 7 and OSX 10.9 will be previewed at WWDC. Relax.
  21. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    seems pretty obvious.

    praying that the rMBP isnt getting a redesign already as my old mbp still looks like the current one and im pretty happy about that :D

    yes im shallow i care more about the atheistic than the hardware and id hate having a obsolete rMBP design after only 4 months ^^
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2003
    looking forward to Haswell MBA, will probably get me one of those
  23. macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    So when an item goes out of production it suddenly turns obsolete? You do realize what obsolete means right?
  24. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Haha what?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    Not sure of you point because I stopped reading after you said "stopped reading". I'd be an idiot to listen to someone that didn't even read the article.

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