Shoppers don’t need to wait long for the new MacBook Pro Retina release date, according to a new report that suggests a spec update is imminent with new processors and more speed.
A new MacBook Pro Retina 2014 update could arrive this week, adding faster processors that intel recently announced to the popular notebook. A MacBook Pro Retina update like this does not require a special event like we could see for the iPhone 6.
Expect a quiet new MacBook Pro retina release date that includes a press release, brief Apple Store downtime and new models arriving in store on the same day.
Apple dropped the MacBook Pro Retina price last year, so it is unlikely that this new MacBook Pro Retina will include any type of price cut like the MacBook Air 2014 update and the recent cheap iMac option.
According to the latest report the new MacBook Pro Retina release date is tomorrow July 29th. It’s not surprising for a small spec bump to arrive with little notice, and Intel announced the processors that will likely power these new MacBook Pro Retina 2014 notebooks.
Macg.co reports Apple plans the MacBook Pro Retina 2014 release will arrive this week for both the 13-inch and 15-inch models. This lines up with a report from MacRumors over the weekend, showing faster Intel Haswell processors for the new Macbook Pro Retina release.
A photo from China, possibly inside an Apple Store, shows a chart of new MacBook Pro retina 2014 specs. This includes a boost in RAM and faster processors in the new MacBook Pro 2014 model.
If this chart does show the new MacBook Pro 2014 specs, buyers are in for more power at the same price. Here’s a quick look at the possible new MacBook Pro Retina specs. The prices are based on Apple keeping the same base price.
|Specs||15-inch MacBook Pro Retina 2014 Base||15-inch MacBook Pro Retina 2014 Mid||15-inch MacBook Pro Retina 2014 Top|
|Processor||2.2Ghz Intel Core i7 (Turbo 3.4Ghz) Haswell||2.5Ghz Intel Core i7 (Turbo 3.7Ghz) Haswell||2.8Ghz Intel Core i7 (Turbo 4.0Ghz) Haswell|
|Storage||256GB PCIe||512 PCie||1TB PCie|
|Graphics||Iris Pro||Iris Pro & NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 2GB DDR5||Iris Pro & NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 2GB DDR5|
The two upgrades for the MacBook Pro Retina 2014 are faster processors with a 200Mhz boost across the board and more RAM. If this leak is correct, Apple plans to offer 16GB of RAM Standard on the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2014 model.
We do not know what Apple plans to offer for the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina 2014 update, but it could be a similar speed boost. If Apple decides to boost the RAM we could see 8GB on the cheapest MacBook Pro Retina by default, but that is only speculation.
This is not the 12-inch MacBook Pro Retina that we expect sometime later this year with an all new design and bolder updates. The display on these models should deliver the same resolution and quality as the current generation. with the same design.
If you recently purchased a MacBook Pro you can return your MacBook Pro Retina for 14 days from the date of purchase, even if it open. You can find more details on Apple’s return policy here.
Apple currently offers a back to school deal with a $100 gift card for the App Store, on top of the traditional Apple Student discounts that can take up to $200 or more off the price of new Apple hardware.
We may see some deals on older models at third-party retailers and deals on the new MacBook Pro Retina soon after release.