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Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 26, 2013
Apple's Retina Display MacBook Pros With Haswell Processors May Be Delayed
You may have to wait a little bit longer for Apple to refresh its MacBook Pro lineup. China Times is reporting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro line in October to include Intel’s new Haswell processors. This is later than was once believed. According to the report, Apple has experienced yield problems with the high-resolution Retina display in its notebooks. As a result, the new MacBook Pros won’t arrive in mid-September as originally thought. Earlier this week, Ming-Chi of KGI Securities noted that MacBook Pros with Haswell would debut in September. In June, Cupertino released MacBook Airs that include Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors. Many were surprised that a MacBook Pro refresh wasn’t announced at the same time. Haswell processors provide better battery life compared to the third-generation Intel dual-core and quad-core processors. On the MacBook Air this has extended battery life on the 11-inch model from five hours to nine hours, and on the 13-inch model from seven hours to 12 hours. Apple introduced the first Retina display MacBook Pros in June 2012. As someone who recently purchased a new MacBook Air, I can tell you that the Haswell processor is worth waiting for. In other words, don't be swayed by the many discounts on current MacBook Pro models. See also: Reliable KGI Securities Analyst Predicts No iPad mini 2 For This Fall, Apple Once More Improves Its Line Of MacBook Airs, and Apple Rumored To Shift Back To Samsung For Thin Glass LCD Production. Via: AppleInsider