Rumor: Apple’s next MacBook Pro will be powered by ‘special’ Haswell processor


According to the most recent report, Intel is readying up a batch of ‘special’ high-end Haswell processors for Apple’s next lineup of MacBook Pro laptops. The high powered notebooks have long been preferred by photographers and media folk who need something capable of handling high intensity graphic based work, but on the move.

SemiAccurate reports that the chips will feature Intel’s GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics – the company’s highest end offering. Apple allegedly ordered Intel to provide it with “as much GPU power as possible.” So, if true, it would certainly show that our favorite company could never be accused of planned obsolescence.

It’s believed that the new lineup of MacBook Pro laptops could hit shelves as early as September. And if the most recent rumor is true, they will be true powerhouse notebooks.

Via: MacRumors
Source: SemiAccurate

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  • jamescharley22

    I’ve read in other articles, sources point to a thinner rMBP… I’m not terribly bothered by the thickness because it’s already so thin.  If anything, I’d like to see a Gigabit Ethernet port built back in so an adapter wouldn’t be necessary for wired connection (it’s thick enough, the bevel just needs to be interrupted).  If it had to be thinner, then I’d like the chassis to be 1 cm thick, the space taken up by the Ethernet port, sides included.  The display measures just over 7 mm, so the entire thing would be just over 17 mm thick.
    Speaking of thicknesses, why is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display thicker than the 15-inch model (not by a lot, but it’s still thicker)?