Apple WWDC 2012: Apple announces next generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller introduced the next generation MacBook Pro, which comes with Retina Display, weighs 4.46 pounds and is 0.71 inches thick. Apple calls it the world's highest-resolution notebook display, with a whopping 2,880 x 1,800 display. The next generation MacBook will ship with OS X Mountain Lion, an HDMI port, Thunderbolt and Intel Quad-core i7 processor.
"It's a true breakthrough in engineering - there's never been a notebook this thin, this light, this powerful for professional use. Don't worry, I'll tell you all about it in just a minute, I just want to enjoy this," Schiller said.
Schiller also announced updates to Apple's MacBook lineup. The MacBooks will come with 512GB Solid state drive (SSD), Turbo Boosts up to 3.2 gigahertz, third-generation Intel Core i5 (Ive Bridge) processor, USB 3.0, 720p camera, and FaceTime HD among other hardware upgrades.
Noticeably absent is Retina Display for the 13- and 15-inch MacBooks. Fifteen-inch MacBook Pros will get 1,440 x 900 resolution, while 13-inch MacBook Pros will see 1,280 x 800 resolution display.
Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook also reported 30 billion apps have been downloaded, with $5 billion paid out to developers.
"It's become an economy in and of itself. The App Store operates in over 120 countries, and we're adding additional countries," Cook said.
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