While Apple is expected to announce a smaller 7in iPad at its media event scheduled for Wednesday morning (Australian time), rumours of a 13in Retina display MacBook Pro launch are building, aided by alleged leaked images of the Apple laptop from Chinese website WeiPhone.com.
A poster on the forum has uploaded unverified images of Apple’s new Macbook Pro, which include the computer’s left- and right-side ports, battery layout and internal features.
The images show an SD card, HDMI and USB ports on the right-hand side and a MagSafe 2, USB and two Thunderbolt ports on the left-hand side.
A separate report from 9to5Mac claims the new laptop will be priced at US$1699 for the base model, with the highest specification model costing US$200 to $300 more. Keeping to Apple’s pricing scheme, a 13in Retina display MacBook Pro would cost approximately $300 more in Australia than the US.
The report also believes the computer will boast a 2560 x 1600 pixel display – twice the 1280 x 800 pixel density of the current 13in MacBook Pro display.
Apple’s media event is scheduled for 4am AEST Wednesday morning, with new iMacs, a refreshed full-size iPad, 7in iPad, Mac mini expected to be revealed.