Apple MacBook Pro & iMac Upgrade in First Half of 2011; Along With iPad 2

December 16, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple seems to have a busy schedule for the first half of 2011, with the company lining up a few upgrades. We have already heard that the second generation iPad is in the works and is gearing up for a 2011 release. Apart from iPad 2, Apple is readying upgrades for MacBook Pro and iMac models too by that period.

Tip off from component makers have spurred DigiTimes to report that at least four new MacBook Pro models will arrive during the first half of next year.

If you remember, the last upgrade we saw in the Macbook Pro was in April 2010. So it is indeed time for an upgrade. Apart from four MacBook Pro models, Apple is also believed to be readying iMac upgrades by incorporating a new panel size and a new price.

Meanwhile, the upgraded MacBook Pro notebooks will come incorporating small changes in chassis design. This apart, an upgrade to the new Lion operating system is also expected.

It is expected that Taiwan component manufacturing companies Quanta Computer and Foxconn Electronics will share orders for the new upgrades. Apple is looking at pushing notebook shipments by around 40% on year in 2011 by way of these upgrades.

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