Recent reports have indicated that the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will feature the Retina Display screen, a slim design, and USB 3.0 ports. The supposed slim design of the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro comes after earlier reports hinted at the possible use of the ultra-thin design of the MacBook Air. However sources have indicated that these reports were inaccurate since the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro will not feature the tapered appearance of the MacBook Air.
The upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro will be slimmer than the previous version of the device. The optical drive on the device will also be removed by Apple to facilitate the slimmer design. The sources have also indicated that the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro may be released by summer. The upcoming device will also see the repositioning of the power button from the top right side just above the keyboard. The power button will be moved into the keyboard itself, similar to the location on the MacBook Air.
A Retina Display, which is currently used on the new iPad, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, will be used on the upcoming version of the device. The use of the Retina display on the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro will make become the most significant enhancement on the MacBook. A number of resolution models will be available for the display to allow users to make the necessary modifications on the image size and sharpness to suit their needs.
The upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro will also feature USB 3.0 ports, According to reports, the USB 3.0 technology has been evaluated by Apple for some time already and it appears that the upcoming version of the MacBook will be the first device to receive the fast connection port. Despite its use, the USB 3.0 ports will complement the Thunderbolt technology on the device.
For the moment no specific launch schedule was available for the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Pro.