New Apple Hardware, Lion to be released first half 2011

iPad 2 Concept is speculation and not directly related to these manufacturers claims

Component manufacturers have been continuing to do what they do best... Or second best after manufacturing components: Leaking possible release timeframes.

Sources inside Quanta and Foxconn have revealed that they will be sharing manufacturing duties for the new devices which include upgraded Macbook Pros and iMac's during H1 2011. 

The sources noted that Apple plans to launch at least four upgraded MacBook Pros as well as an iMac that features a new panel size and a price point for the mainstream market.

Exciting news for Apple fans who have been awaiting an update to their aging hardware. The sources believe that Apple will hit 10m units this year and expect this figure to be exceeded as 2011 approaches. The new Macbook Pro is said to feature small chassis changes and will be shipped with OS X Lion. Interestingly, this is around the same timeframe of the expected Sandy Bridge architecture release, so Apple users may finally have a taste of cutting edge hardware.

The source also confirms that a new iPad rendition is in the works and should be hitting consumer's hands around the same time.

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It's not a new OS, its an incremental upgarde. As long as the OS carries 10.x as it name, it is not a new OS.

Windows XP is Windows NT 5.1, it was an incremental update to Windows 2000 which is Windows NT 5.0. Windows Vista is not an upgarde to Windows XP. Vista is Windows NT 6.0 as Windows 7 is Windows NT 6.1. Going from 5.x to 6.1 is full core revison of the OS. It is a new OS. Going from 10.6.x to 10.7.x is not the same. It must go from 10.x too 11.x to be considered a new OS.


Was reading earlier that Apple has commited to use Intel Graphics in the majority of new Macbooks, and low end AMD GPUs in upper end models. (With a 'maybe' on low end NVidia GPUs.)

So once again, the slowest computers graphically will once again be Macs. I love how Apple defines 'cutting edge'...

It is sad that over the past few years even when Apple has went outside the 'cheap' they were still using GPU technology that was several years behind an average PC, and they are doing it again.

They will be using a 'new' Intel GPU, but this 'new' GPU from Intel is slower than the cheapest Integrated AMD and NVidia GPUs from 5 years ago.

How can they get away with doing crap like this to their customers, how can a customer base be so loyal or uninformed that they will pay a premium for technology that is outdated in the PC world?

Even the low end mobile device GPU they picked for the iPad and iPhone4 was a shock, yet now people assume it is 'good' performance, even though there are cheap Samsung Phones with GPUs that are 4x the performance of a iPad graphically.

Now they are once again going to shove Intel GPU technlogy at their faithful customers, and low end GPUs in even their 'expensive' line of MacBooks, which means that $200 laptop from Walmart will have the same graphical computing capabilities as most MacBooks.

Still, just borderline shocked and somewhat saddened. What happened to 1984 when they did offer something different and the following few years when they were the leader in graphical performance? Since the IBM 8514 and even the cheap ATI Vantages, Apple has ALWAYS been drastically slower graphically than an average PC, let alone mid to high range PCs.

Wow, just wow...

Woot! I'm interested in the iMac line changes. And Lion, obviously.

I hope they don't do the touch screen thing on those desktops and laptops, and I'd hate if Lion started relying on that. Imagine the fingerprints, and armstrain. Ouch! "Apple Arm" would become a new medical condition. As Jobs said, touch devices are better used in a lap, not something you need to reach forward to. I hope he maintains that stance...

13" MacBook Pro, matte screen, much higher (not already-outdated like they were last refresh) specs, same price and fix the crappy bootcamp drivers so it doesn't crippled the battery life under Windows please!

I'm wondering if Apple will put a touch screen in the MacBook Pros. It's probably unlikely, but still possible, especially with all the new touch features they're talking about, plus the new functionality built into 10.7. Would be awesome to have a faster MacBook Pro with a touch screen, especially if they don't take a year to update the boot camp drivers. Would work great with Windows 7.

I'll probably upgrade to the new iPad. But I'm really excited about Lion. Apple only gave a taste of some of the UI and functionality changes in a small part of the OS (Expose', Spaces). I want to see what the under-the-hood features will be. I wonder if it will shrink the size of the OS like Snow Leopard did.

Let me tell you why this is fake, and NOT the ipad 2. its because a retina display on this size of screen is too costly for even the apple consumer. check out the facts:

since the iphone 4 retina display has a 3.5 inch scr @ 640x940 pixels, that means the 9.7 inch ipad scr would need a resolution of 2560 x 1920, which is MORE display than apple's current 27" led cinema display.

so imagine a 27" hd tv crammed into a 9.7 inch iPad. the ipad would need some sort of awesome 3000dpi panel.

sorry guise its not gonna happen.

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perplex said,
Let me tell you why this is fake, and NOT the ipad 2. its because a retina display on this size of screen is too costly for even the apple consumer. check out the facts:

since the iphone 4 retina display has a 3.5 inch scr @ 640x940 pixels, that means the 9.7 inch ipad scr would need a resolution of 2560 x 1920, which is MORE display than apple's current 27" led cinema display.

so imagine a 27" hd tv crammed into a 9.7 inch iPad. the ipad would need some sort of awesome 3000dpi panel.

sorry guise its not gonna happen.

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Good fact check.

perplex said,
Let me tell you why this is fake, and NOT the ipad 2. its because a retina display on this size of screen is too costly for even the apple consumer. check out the facts:

since the iphone 4 retina display has a 3.5 inch scr @ 640x940 pixels, that means the 9.7 inch ipad scr would need a resolution of 2560 x 1920, which is MORE display than apple's current 27" led cinema display.

so imagine a 27" hd tv crammed into a 9.7 inch iPad. the ipad would need some sort of awesome 3000dpi panel.

sorry guise its not gonna happen.

U MAD? U JELLY? Misc @ bodybuilding.com for all your LULZ needs :bertstare:

Good luck getting any mobile GPU to power something with resolution even GTX 580 and AMD 6970 struggle with. It would be like mobile power point OS.

Digitalx said,

Good luck getting any mobile GPU to power something with resolution even GTX 580 and AMD 6970 struggle with. It would be like mobile power point OS.

Exactly. My guess is that it will be a slightly higher resolution display, but Apple will still market it as Retina Display (even though the dpi of retina display on iPhone is higher).

meh, whatever. Only thing I would be curious about is the insides of the iPad2 and how to fares with the upcoming Android tablet releases. Like Acers dual core tabs.....