updated 09:56 am EST, Fri December 28, 2012
Rumor leaves Air without Retina display
Apple is planning to refresh the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air in June, but without any major design changes, according to supply chain sources reached by DigiTimes. Instead of changing the look or major features of the notebooks, Apple is reportedly focusing on upgrading internal components. The Air, for instance, is said to be moving to a new processor architecture; that could mean Intel's Haswell platform.
The sources indicate that Apple is currently issuing requests for quotations to suppliers. Unmentioned anywhere in the DigiTimes story is the prospect of the Air getting a Retina display like that in the Pro. Likewise, it's unclear if Apple will be retaining the non-Retina versions of the Pro, which are cheaper but also missing other design traits of the Retina models, like a slimmer chassis.