Report Claims Retina MacBook Pro Speed Bump Coming Tuesday

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Apple is reportedly planning on giving the Retina MacBook Pro a speed bump on Tuesday with updated Intel Haswell Core i7 processors. The new models will still be available in 13-inch and 15-inch models, and will all come with at least 16 GB RAM.

Report claims updated Retina MacBook Pro models coming TuesdayReport claims updated Retina MacBook Pro models coming Tuesday

News of the imminent update comes courtesy of (english translation) sources who targeted July 29 as the release date.

The base model looks to sport a 2.2 GHz Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and Intel Iris Pro Graphics. The top of the line model will ship with a 2.8 GHz Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Intel Iris Pro graphics, and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics with 2 GB VRAM.

Apple hasn't confirmed the new models are coming tomorrow, but it's about time for an update for the Macbook Pro line up. There isn't any word on whether or not the MacBook Air will see a refresh at the same time.

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Assuming the report about tomorrow's Retina MacBook Pro refresh is accurate, it's welcome even if it isn't dramatic.

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How do you know that both the 13-inch and 15-inch rMBP will come with 16 GB of RAM standard?


This actually is welcome, even if non-spectacular, news.

The Haswell processors, for those of us doing processor-intensive tasks, should provide non-inferior performance with longer battery life. Given the recent refresh, I shouldn’t think that the MBAs would get another bump.

I just checked my service coverage, however, as I’ve lost track of what year I purchased my MBP retina core i7, and found that it’s a mid-2012, still under warranty until September 2015; meaning that I have no excuse to upgrade. Alas.

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