Shortage of Intel Core processors delayed the much deserved MacBook Pro, MacBook Air upgrades
Apple is rumored to update their existing MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup with the new family of Intel Arrandale Core series CPUs. A Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily reported that these upgraded Mac machines took longer to hit the market because of the shortage of Intel Core series chips. Apple recently made iPad tablet publicly available and even made iPhone OS 4.0 sneak peek announcement. Truly, Apple is on a roll!
As per Apple Daily's report, the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will have lntel Core series Arrandale processors, larger storage and up to eight-hour battery life. Makes sense since loads of notebooks equipped with Intel Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 microprocessors. In late March, less numbers of MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air units were available in the market. These models will get 640GB HDD and option of up to 248GB SSD for storage.
The battery life of these new laptops would be approximately eight hours. The last update Apple made to its mobile computer line up was by pulling the 13-inch MacBook into the unibody MacBook Pro family. Wonder if Apple will actually update the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air line up this year. Let's wait and watch.