TGAAP’s Karl Johnson notes that the first MacBook Pro with Retina Display debuted in June of 2012, and Apple updated their flagship laptop two times in less than 9 months after that – in October 2012 and February 2013. However, since then, Apple has stood pat with the rMBP’s specs. for eight months now, even though Intel released new Haswell laptop chips back in the spring. Apple updated the MacBook Air shortly after the Haswell release, and the iMac line was also recently updated, which leaves only the MacBook Pros and Mac mini (and Mac Pro) without Haswell updates.
Johnson suspects that Apple may be holding back a rMBP refresh in order to release it simultaneously with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, probably this month, noting that Apple usually releases hardware at the same time as they release an operating system update, and suggests that an upgraded MacBook Pro with Retina will take advantage of OS 10.9 power saving features in both the new OS 10.9 and Haswell processors, and that if Apple doesn’t release OS 10.9 Mavericks at the October 22 keynote, look for a big Mac Keynote in November with multiple hardware updates including the Mac Book Pro Retina.
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