Apple To Update Mac Lineup At WWDC With Retina Displays [Rumor]

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference kicks off next week, and Apple has yet to reveal the 43 events labelled as “to be announced.” What could those events be about? 9To5Mac believes that Apple has more up its sleeve than software updates for iOS and Mac OS X. According to, uh, “sources,” Apple is planning to update most of its Mac lineup at WWDC.

9To5Mac's rendering of MacBook Airs with Retina Displays

This rumored update would involve four Macs hardware updates. Supposedly this includes the previously rumored 15″ MacBook Air with a Retina display as well as Retina refreshes of the MacBook Air line (the other MacBook Pro screen sizes being unclear). 9To5Mac is a little less sure of the other two additions to Apple’s product line, noting ABC News’ rumor of Retina enabled iMacs. The last refresh would be between Apple’s remaining two Mac products, the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro.

The Retina pattern doesn’t really jive alongside the rumor of four product updates, considering the last two categories of Macs don’t have built-in screens.

This rumor is also complicated by the recently leaked specs for the 13″ MacBook Pro. The leaked specs would mean that the 13 will retain its resolution of 1280 by 800 as well as its current weight and dimensions. It would also be curious if Apple decided to release a MacBook Air with a Retina display and left the 13″ MacBook Pro at a display resolution of 1280 by 800, considering the MacBook Air is built with travellers in mind while the MacBook Pro is more of a portable workstation. I would think that a Retina IPS display would be more suited to graphic designers. On the other hand, the 13 inch MacBook Air currently has a sharper screen.

What do you think Apple will reveal at WWDC? Retina display Macs? An Apple TV refresh? The new iPhone? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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