According to a new report, Apple is preparing a new version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop for release later this year. The new version of the laptop will feature a Retina display, thinner design and USB 3.0.
9to5Mac broke the news, reporting that its sources in Apple's supply chain have been manufacturing the new laptop. According to the site's sources, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro will feature an ultrathin design (a mockup of which can be seen below). The design will not take inspiration from Apple's MacBook Air line, as it will feature no tapering and will instead appear to be a thinner version of the current MacBook Pro design.
Perhaps the biggest news surrounding the new version of the MacBook Pro is the display. 9to5Mac's sources indicate the new laptop will feature a Retina display that the sources describe as "definitely the most important Mac innovation in years." Oddly, according to the report, the display will not feature traditional resolution sizes for users to choose from. Instead, screen resolution will be display through "descriptions such as big, small, or optimal."
Lastly, Apple appears to finally be jumping on the USB 3.0 bandwagon. The 15-inch MacBook Pro will be the first commercially-released Apple product to feature the new port standard. The inclusion of USB 3.0 will not be at the sacrifice of Thunderbolt, however, which will still be included in the laptop.
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