13-inch MacBook Pro refresh specs leaked

A photograph revealing the supposed specifications of Apple's upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh has leaked. Unlike recent rumors, however, the photograph indicates the model will be sporting a rather pedestrian 1280x800-resolution display.

While previous rumors indicated the upcoming MacBook refresh would feature a version Apple's Retina screen, it appears those rumors were false – at least for the 13-inch model. One rumor that does appear to be true, if the leaked specifications are real, is the inclusion of USB 3.0. According to the specifications, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will feature two USB 3.0 ports, the first time the new USB standard has been included in an Apple product. The company isn't abandoning its Thunderbolt port, however, as the device will still feature a single Thunderbolt port.

As expected, the upcoming MacBook Pro revision will include a processor refresh, according to the photograph. The new baseline MacBook Pro model will include a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, a step up from the current 13-inch baseline MacBook Pro's 2.4GHz i5 processor.

Also of note is the fact that the physical specifications appear to be keeping with the current MacBook Pro's design. Given that the dimensions of the product are the same – 12.78" by 8.94" by 0.95" – it appears the 13-inch MacBook Pro won't feature the rumored redesign. It's still possible, however, that the Retina display and thinner redesign could be featured in the 15-inch model, however, which would be keeping with the previous rumors reported by 9to5Mac.

Via: The Verge
Source: WeiPhone | Image via WeiPhone

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thealexweb said,
It's still refereed to as Mac OS X there, even though the Mac bit has been dropped -.^

It crossed my mind as well. That said Apple only dropped the "Mac" completely starting OS X Mountain Lion. OS X Lion still says "Mac OS X" in the About This Mac window and other places. So if OS X Mountain Lion isn't ready yet, "Mac OS X" could be legit.

kraized said,
They refer to Lion as OSX. 'Mac' has been dropped.

Not consistently. Like I said above: Check the OS X Lion About This Mac window, it says "Mac OS X". System Information refers to the OS as being "Mac OS X Lion 1.7.4" as well.

.Neo said,

It crossed my mind as well. That said Apple only dropped the "Mac" completely starting OS X Mountain Lion. OS X Lion still says "Mac OS X" in the About This Mac window and other places. So if OS X Mountain Lion isn't ready yet, "Mac OS X" could be legit.


Not consistently. Like I said above: Check the OS X Lion About This Mac window, it says "Mac OS X". System Information refers to the OS as being "Mac OS X Lion 1.7.4" as well.

This may be true, but going on the official apple website shows no Mac OS X advertising. The Mac bit is definitely dropped. Even with OS X Lion.

All the evidence points to Retina macs. The graphical elements are even in the ML OS. This must be a fake, otherwise it'll be a big blow to the Macbook sales..

Dannydeman said,
All the evidence points to Retina macs. The graphical elements are even in the ML OS. This must be a fake, otherwise it'll be a big blow to the Macbook sales..

Retina could always be an upgrade option.

@mac said,

Retina could always be an upgrade option.


Very good point, especially as Apple has offered display options in the past, then matte vs glossy displays. It would be much like them to offer this as a BTO option.

They may even be forced to do it like that if they haven't got the volume production for the Retinas up to the level where they want it to be yet. Making it an option would take off a lot of pressure there. Many just buy the Macs like they are.

Edited by Northgrove, Jun 5 2012, 4:05pm :

Dannydeman said,
All the evidence points to Retina macs. The graphical elements are even in the ML OS. This must be a fake, otherwise it'll be a big blow to the Macbook sales..

The last rumour that came out regarding retina is that it would add another $100 to the cost of building a MacBook - I have a feeling that if they ever do bring it it'll be an BTO option in the same way that hi-res is a BTO option for MacBook Pro 15".

IMHO Retina only makes sense when viewing things on a small screen thus you require accuracy with representation of text but once you get up to 13/15/17/21.5/27inches you're far enough away from the screen that the extra pixel density doesn't make any sense.

Dannydeman said,
All the evidence points to Retina macs. The graphical elements are even in the ML OS. This must be a fake, otherwise it'll be a big blow to the Macbook sales..

The last rumour that came out regarding retina is that it would add another $100 to the cost of building a MacBook - I have a feeling that if they ever do bring it it'll be an BTO option in the same way that hi-res is a BTO option for MacBook Pro 15".

IMHO Retina only makes sense when viewing things on a small screen thus you require accuracy with representation of text but once you get up to 13/15/17/21.5/27inches you're far enough away from the screen that the extra pixel density doesn't make any sense.

That SuperDrive isnt looking so super anymore. Would be nice to see either Blu-Ray or just dump the drive totally. You arent going to use DVDs on the move anyway (not often enough to justify an antique on a sexy new laptop). Pretty much all software these days comes in downloadable form. So..... yeah scrap it or upgrade it!

Looks like the only update is the CPU/GPU, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and 1600MHz RAM standard instead of an aftermarket upgrade.

Not any huge upgrades, just evolutionary changes, not enough to make a SandyBridge user upgrade, but should be a great upgrade for any Core2Duo upgrades.

I wish that 1280x800 wasn't standard, 14400x900 should be standard IMO.

Thought they were going after XPS 13 Ultrabook.
They would spit into the world the following:
"
1. High class Carbon Fiber
2. Incredible Graphics
3. Retina Display
4. Ultra Slim Model
Etc. "

But oh well....

The 13" MBP has never really been all that "pro". It's a MacBook in all but name. The weak gfx and same-res-as-my 6-year-old-MacBook mean it really shouldn't carry the Pro tag. So even if this is real don't assume this means the real MBP's won't have any of the rumoured goodies.

This is garbage if this is all they can come up with. I'd hardly call this a refresh. I'm waiting on the specs of the Macbook Air. Won't hold my breath tho.

Oh and not to mention a 5400RPM HD, come on....

Leaked specs like that gives me a red flag i have a hard time be leaving those specs cause it typically be a minor refresh then

that is barely a refresh.
I am not expecting a different screen but I am expecting more of a boost in cpu, gpu and possibly battery life.

MBP 15 inch rumored specs:::::


15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2560x1600 Retina display, 16GB of 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM plus an AMD Radeon HD 7770M graphics core with 2GB of RAM and auto switching to integrated Intel video.

myxomatosis said,
I hope the 15inch model will be a little bit more impressive. I've been waiting for these babies for a long time now.

This I found on another tech site.

15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2560x1600 Retina display, 16GB of 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM plus an AMD Radeon HD 7770M graphics core with 2GB of RAM and auto switching to integrated Intel video.

I hope thats wrong. I was hoping to get my first mac, the retina display was the biggest draw in. I was aiming for the 13" model to..so this may be a no buy. I want something 13" w/ 1440x900 at a minimum, and with power to.

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