'Leaked' spec label details revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro

More "leaked" information seems to support the speculation that Apple will soon revamp its MacBook Pro line.

(Credit: 9to5Mac)

A new spec sheet that was sent anonymously to 9to5Mac.com — the kind Apple puts on the packaging of its computers — suggests that we may soon see a revamped 15-inch model, in addition to a new 13-inch version that had been teased earlier. The MacBook Pro packaging label is similar to an alleged spec sheet for a 13-inch version that had surfaced on Chinese website Weiphone. While 9to5Mac went to great lengths to emphasise that the information is unconfirmed, the image indicates that the new laptop will be thinner and lighter than its predecessor and will feature a higher-resolution display.

Putting it in nearly the same league as the MacBook Air, the new 15-inch model is described in the image as being 1.8cm thick and weighing 2.13kg (the current model is 2.4cm thick and weighs 2.54kg).

In addition to four USB 3.0 ports, it would also feature a 2560x1600 high-resolution Retina display that, up until now, have only been available on Apple's iPhones and iPads. DisplaySearch senior analyst Richard Shim told CNET last month that such panels were already in the supply chain.

The label shows the new laptop as sporting 16GB of 1600MHz DD3 RAM, 750GB of hard disk drive space and an AMD Radeon HD 7770M graphics processor. It shows to also feature a FaceTime HD camera, Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth 4.0, an SDXC card slot, FireWire and Ethernet port.

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Apple was planning to unveil new MacBooks at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week. That followed similar stories from a host of other publications, including 9to5Mac, which have cited sources saying the same.

Predictably, Apple is being tight-lipped on its plans for WWDC and its MacBook Line. However, CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this post when we learn more.


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