Apple expected to launch slimmer MacBook Pro at WWDC 2013

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Mingchi Kuo of KGI Securities who is known to be more accurate as compared to other analysts tracking Apple has revealed that WWDC 2013 may see the launch of a slimmer MacBook Pro based on Intel’s Haswell processor along with MacBook Air with improved microphones.

Kuo is of the opinion that the use of Haswell has allowed Apple to design a slimmer version of MacBook Pro with fewer batteries as the processor consumes much less power. “We expect the new MacBook, featuring an upgrade to Intel’s (US) Haswell processor, will be in the spotlight for Apple at the upcoming WWDC from June 10. Along with the new processor, we expect the following modifications to each product line:” wrote Kuo notes 9to5Mac.

According to the analyst, Apple may upgrade the current camera specs from HD to Full HD thereby improving Facetime as well as the video conferencing quality in the high-res Retina display.

“MacBook Air to share dual built-in microphone design of Retina MacBook Pro. We forecast that this year’s new MacBook Air model will also have dual built-in microphones as a result of positive feedback on this feature in Retina MacBook Pro, which delivers clear voice quality on Facetime and VoIP service.” Kuo added further.