While some people continue to wonder what the next generation Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPad will entail, others have turned their attention to the company’s lineup of Mac computers.
For one reason or the next, these computers don’t seem to get nearly as much attention as the iPhone and iPad. That being said, any changes are definitely worth nothing.
So, what does Apple have in store? According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as noted by MacRumors.com, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s notebook lineup is going to be shaken up a bit at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
For a company that is trying to get people excited, this is good news. Although this is not likely to be the only news out of the event, it is something that both consumers and investors will be paying close attention to.
What can we expect out of Apple? According to Kuo, the 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro is going to be slimmed down, while also offering a more advanced camera. This is something people have been expecting, and if this report is accurate they will not have to wait very long to get it.
“We expect the 13” Retina MacBook Pro will have a slightly slimmer form factor for increasing its portability. Also, we think the camera spec will be upgraded from HD to full HD. This will improve Facetime and video conference quality in the high resolution Retina display.”
What about the non-retina MacBook Pro? While Kuo once believed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would shut down production of this line, things have changed. Instead, Kuo believes that some changes are in store instead. Here is some more:
“We forecast that this year’s new MacBook Air model will also have dual built-in microphones as a result of positive feedback on this feature in Retina MacBook Pro, which delivers clear voice quality on Facetime and VoIP service.”
If all this comes true, it should be enough to satisfy consumers who are interested in purchasing a Mac notebook in the near future. These changes would definitely be for the better from a performance point of view.
All in all, Kuo continues to predict that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is moving forward solid-state storage in all its machines with the company “putting solid-state storage in 64% of its notebook shipments this year.”