MacBook Pro and iMac Refresh First Half of 2011
Reports coming out of Asia today indicate that Apple will upgrade the MacBook Pro and iMac lines during the first half of 2011. There are said to be four new MacBook Pro models that feature new screen sizes and should be priced more competitively than current models. iMacs are also expected to see updated designs and new screen sizes as well.
Apple plans to release the latest Mac OS X upgrade dubbed Lion
, next summer. It would make sense for Apple to have new Mac models ready to ship that showcase their latest and greatest operation system. Apple is expected to ship 10 million MacBooks by the end of 2010. MacBook shipments are expected to grow by as much as 30-40% by the end of 2011.
Apple is also expected to upgrade its processors to Intelís Sandy Bridge processor in the coming year. Intel will officially release these new chips at the Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas on January 5th.
With the release of the updated MacBook Air models and reports of new Macs coming in the next few months, Apple is sure to have the strongest lineup of notebook computers in the industry. Hopefully, prices will come down so more people will be able to make the switch to Apple in the coming new year.