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2012 MacBook Pro leak tips unchanged design plus Kepler graphics

2012 MacBook Pro leak tips unchanged design plus Kepler graphics

Apple's 2012 MacBook Pro refresh may not introduce the much-anticipated design changes many rumors had suggested, with purportedly leaked internal components suggesting Apple has plans for a near-identical chassis. Images supposedly showing the new NVIDIA GeForce 650M Kepler GPU and graphics memory shared on Chinese forum WeiPhone indicate a mainboard design that matches up with the screwholes and shapes of the current-gen MacBook Pro mainboard.

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Apple to axe 17″ MacBook Pro then “Pro” brand altogether tips analyst

Apple to axe 17″ MacBook Pro then “Pro” brand altogether tips analyst

Apple could not only retire the 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012 but axe the entire "Pro" range, analysts have suggested, replacing it with a "new MacBook" brand in 2013. The cull, predicted by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, follows long-standing speculation that the largest MacBook Pro - which accounted for just 1.7-percent of Apple notebook sales in Q1 2012, Apple Insider reports - will not be included in the widely anticipated WWDC 2012 refresh next week.

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Mac Retina Display looking likely: High-res apps hit Mac App Store

Mac Retina Display looking likely: High-res apps hit Mac App Store

Further evidence of a Retina Display upgrade for Apple's new Macs has emerged, with Mac App Store apps being quietly updated to apparently support the pixel-dense panels. File sync tool FolderWatch [iTunes link] has been spotted mentioning Retina graphics in a recent update, and while Apple is yet to confirm that the new computers - expected to make their debut at WWDC 2012 next week - will indeed follow the new iPad with a high-resolution display, it's nonetheless looking increasingly likely.

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Your WWDC 2012 preparation guide: MacBook Pro and iOS 6 for everybody

Your WWDC 2012 preparation guide: MacBook Pro and iOS 6 for everybody

This week we're getting prepped for one of the larger Apple events of the year, that being the Wordwide Developers Conference 2012. This conference is billed as "the weeek we've all been waiting for" by Apple and is sure to bring on more than just software - as we've seen in years past - but hardware as well. We'll be bringing you all of the action live from our WWDC livecast portal as well as here in the main news feed, but before we get there, have a look at our pre-event guide.

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Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been the main model tipped to include a Retina display, with not much being said of the 13.3- or 17-inch models. A leaked spec sheet indicates that that 13-inch may not see a Retina display update, instead settling for a mobile Ivy Bridge update as well as two USB 3.0 ports. The integrated graphics also see a bump to Intel’s HD 4000 GPU.

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MacBook Pro 2012 and refreshed Macs expected at WWDC

MacBook Pro 2012 and refreshed Macs expected at WWDC

We’ve been hearing reports for a while now that Apple is planning to overhaul the MacBook Pros at WWDC to include Retina displays as well as new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. 9to5Mac has once again heard from sources saying that several products in the Mac range will be seeing updates, and not just the MacBook Pros. Sources indicate that two 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with Retina displays will be released.

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Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

On the 11th of June at 10AM PST, we'll be liveblogging the Apple WWDC 2012 official keynote, but before we get there, we've got some educated hypothesizing to do. First we must decide if its possible that Apple would release one or several new devices or device refreshes at that event. Next, we've got to assess how important it is that Apple push forward with new software in this ever-changing mobile-minded world of ours. Finally, we've got to set the stage for the event itself - gotta get prepped!

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Apple WWDC 2012 June 11 keynote confirmed : We’ll be liveblogging!

Apple WWDC 2012 June 11 keynote confirmed : We’ll be liveblogging!

Apple has confirmed the WWDC 2012 keynote, taking place in San Francisco on June 11 at 10am PST, as part of the newly-published schedule for the developer-centric event. The subject of the keynote - which is expected to see CEO Tim Cook take the stage, as well as other luminaries from Apple's executive team - is still a source of contention, with predictions of both iPhone 5 and new Mac news that day.

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