The flagship Apple laptop, the MacBook Pro, is set for an overhaul, according to one source.
The look of the MacBook Pro, the flagship Apple laptop, hasn't changed much since its introduction in 2006, save some minor cosmetic alterations. But according to a new report in 9 to 5 Mac, Apple will soon release a "revamped" 15-inch MacBook Pro – "the outcome of years of research and development in ultra-thin mobile computing and super-high-resolution displays."
So what will make the 2012 MacBook Pro different from the 2011 model? Well, the power button is being incorporated into the keyboard – a design cue used on the current MacBook Air. Faster USB 3 ports are being added. So is a retina display. And the optical drive is going out the window, allowing Apple to streamline the shape of the Pro. "Basically, the prototype design is a thinner, yet more robust, version of the late-2008 design," 9 to 5 Mac reports.