New 13-inch MacBook Pro specs may have leaked early

“A forum poster on Chinese Web site Weiphone claims (Translate) to have received an image from a U.S.-based Apple employee of the spec sheet for an upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET.

“The list includes mention of a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, upgraded from the 2.4GHz option already available in the cheaper 13-inch model,” Reisinger reports. “Aside from that, the spec sheet shows the same amount of RAM, the same-sized hard drive, and the identical 8x SuperDrive optical drive. A Thunderbolt port will once again find its way to the computer, but according to the spec sheet, the Mac will boast two USB 3.0 ports, rather than the current USB 2.0. The image also includes mention of Bluetooth 4.0 support.”

Reisinger reports, “Last month, Bloomberg reported that Apple was planning to unveil new MacBooks at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Engadget calls the spec sheet “possibly fake” here


  1. Why does everyone on here always have a stroke over rumors; it’s incredible.

    (1) this could be a totally bogus rumor, or;

    (2) midwestmac is correct; this in the ENTRY-LEVEL model with w/o the retina display premium in the price as a way to get new users into the Mac family. Most likely the retina would be a BTO option. You’re figuratively not going to get the V-8, 4-wheel drive, and chrome wheels on the entry level .

    (3) If other rumors are to be believed, there will almost certainly be larger, higher-priced models with all of the updates.

  2. based on good info: new Macbooks will be made of composite glass instead of aluminum – everyone else will need to get extra toner for their copiers on this move!

  3. The current 13″ MBP (like the one I advised my sister to buy a month back) is already a fast, good-looking and very capable laptop and this sounds a reasonable refresh: faster RAM, faster CPU, faster graphics, and USB3 for the same price. Maybe just a stopgap though.

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