Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities is at it again. As we’ve noted in the past, Kuo is notably accurate with his predictions. So much so, that we honestly don’t believe that his predictions are based on a good inside source, and not entirely on guesswork.
Don’t expect major updates. If anything, all we will see is some processor boosts. The MacBook Air won’t go Retina. The MacBook Pro will continue on, because Kuo says there are emerging markets that must still rely on the optical drive for software delivery. The MacBook Pro with Retina display will likely get its own processor bump as well. Kuo expects Apple to go with Intel’s Haswell processor. Farewell, Ivy Bridge.
Kuo believes that the Air and non-Retina Pro will launch shortly after WWDC. The Retina notebook will come later as manufacturing goals are harder to meet. We don’t have insider knowledge by any means, but this is in line with our guess about things we’d see at WWDC.