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New MacBook Pro With Better Battery Life Could Arrive in October

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Apple may be readying a New MacBook Pro lineup for September with dramatically better battery life and support for 4k displays. Apple notebook shoppers may want to delay buying until the new MacBook Pro comes out.

These new MacBook Pro notebooks could come across the line and may include new Macbook Pro with Retina models. The latest rumor of new MacBook Pros points to an October launch, a push out from a previously estimated September release which would push the new computers out past the Back to School buying season.

If this is a new MacBook Pro with Intel’s Haswell processor users could expect a major boost in battery life. The new MacBook Air which launched in June uses this processor and users report battery life of 12 hours and higher.

We could see a new MacBook Pro update for 2013 with Haswell processors and better battery life in October.

We could see a new MacBook Pro update for 2013 with Haswell processors and better battery life in October.

This new rumor comes from Macotakara and The China Times and points to New MacBook Pros in October. Supply chain sources, which often share details ahead of an official Apple launch, claim Apple is preparing for a Haswell powered MacBook Pro in October.

Recently new MacBook Pro benchmarks appeared online showing an Intel Haswell processor and a lack of a dedicated GPU. The new Intel processors boast a better integrated graphics solution which could help Apple deliver better battery life. The new processor also includes support for 4K displays, the latest high-resolution monitors and HDTVs arriving on the market.

Apple is reportedly making a 4k display that could arrive alongside the teased Mac Pro update. With this in mind support for an Apple 4k display.

This fall Apple will release OS X Mavericks which includes a host of new battery saving features that can combine with the new processor to make the battery last longer. OS X Mavericks includes App Nap, which puts apps to sleep when they are hidden behind another app and Safari Power Saver which saves power when browsing the web. Apple also boasts better HD video playback which allows for better battery life while watching movies in HD.

Read: 5 Features the iPhone 5S Should Steal From the New MacBook Air

The source of better battery life in a new MacBook Pro.

The source of better battery life in a new MacBook Pro.

If Apple chooses to introduce a new Macbook Pro in October we could see several devices come to store shelves including a new iMac. Here’s a quick rundown of Apple notebooks and All-in-Ones that still need a Haswell update.

  • 13-Inch MacBook Pro
  • 15-Inch MacBook Pro
  • 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina
  • 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina
  • 21-inch iMac
  • 27-inch iMac

It’s not clear if Apple will time any new MacBook Pro, new MacBook Pro with Retina and new iMac launches together, or if they will be spaced out over the fall.

Apple may not hold an event for a new MacBook Pro line. For spec updates like this Apple often updates the online store and starts selling a new version.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

6 Comments

  1. blemswage443

    08/09/2013 at 12:09 pm

    It’s very unlikely that Apple would ditch the integrated graphics card solution in the new refresh. What differentiates the Pros and the Airs is power. Ditching the graphics card would close the gap between the two products and would lose apple a lot of revenue as people would buy the cheaper Airs.

    TBH Pro users don’t care about battery life. They want performance and portability. Battery life is a plus, but not a priority.

    Hopefully Apple have added some hardware features that will really blow our minds. Perhaps a redesign (unlikely), or something else that we’ve never seen? Macbook pro has been stagnant with just some incremental updates. The rest of the market is catching up – Apple need something special to cement their current position.

  2. Ogjishan

    08/15/2013 at 1:28 pm

    Agree with blemswage443.

  3. AMMAR92820

    08/23/2013 at 9:43 am

    blemswage443:

    The 4500 graphics chip and the 5200 have a pretty big difference in performance. I don’t think the Air will take away anything from the Pro if the rumors are true.

  4. tmiles99

    09/01/2013 at 5:45 pm

    Sorry, for most buyers, battery life is near the top of the list of requirements. I think you are insane for saying otherwise.

    • JayEm

      09/10/2013 at 10:33 am

      Uh…”you are insane for saying so” -? What is your problem, dude? In the professional editing or graphics field processing power/speed DOES trump battery life. So stop throwing around jibes like “insane”…the commenter said that battery life a plus…but not THE top consideration.

      • Ben

        09/14/2013 at 1:08 am

        Lol, please take it easy.

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