MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for October arrival

The MacBook Air has already seen its glory day with a Haswell upgrade last month at WWDC 2013, but the MacBook Pro was disappointingly skipped over and still has yet to get the new chips. However, it's reported that we may see new MacBook Pros come our way in October during Apple's annual fall event.

According to a report from the China Times, says that refreshed MacBook Pros will make an appearance in October, based on reports from sources in Apple's supply chain. Furthermore, the report suggests that prices will remain the same for the upgraded MacBook Pros, which has been an ongoing trend for Apple.

Intel's new Haswell processors obviously offer faster speeds than the previous generation, but they also provide lower power consumption, which reduces the juice needed from the battery. We've already played around with the new Haswell-equipped MacBook Air, and it certainly boasts quite the battery-life improvement. The MacBook Pros should deliver similar results.

The new Haswell chips also come with support for 4K displays, which not come in handy now, seeing as how Apple doesn't currently have any 4K products, but it certainly could come in handy down the line.

In any case, while today's report of an October launch is merely just a prediction based on Apple supply-chain status, that seems like a good bet overall. Apple usually holds an event every fall to announce new products, and this coming fall could be a big one, with rumors of a new iPhone(s), iPad(s), and now MacBook Pros.

VIA: 9to5Mac

SOURCE: China Times