Apple missed a previous estimate of an April launch for the new MacBook Pro, so you might wonder what is holding things up?. Well, if we go by Apple’s latest Mac OS X update, a new Retina Display is what is slowing things down.
It looks like the Air range is going to stay pretty much untouched aside from new processors, while the new MacBook Pro range is going to lose some girth by shedding the optical disc drive. Apple has also released a very slight update to Mac OS X, taking it to version 10.7.4. In it, an icon for Apple’s TextEdit app has grown in resolution from 512 x 512 pixels to 1024 x 1024.
Icons for the App Store and Launchpad in the OS X Mountain Lion preview also made the jump to the larger 1024 x 1024 pixel resolution, so the evidence is pretty overwhelming that MacBooks with Retina Displays are on their way.
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