It's difficult to contain the excitement when rumors of the new MacBook Pro features surface. Still rumors, but it makes business sense for Apple to complete other product launches before bringing out the big guns and launching the MacBook Pro in 2015.
We have seen the new MacBook Air and MacBook revealed just a few months after the iPhone launch and iPad upgrades. All are appealing to a particular demographic and deliver on the Apple ethos to think differently.
The launch of the MacBook in particular gave us a hint of what might be to come with extraordinary technology and innovative design. They have redesigned almost every part of the case, keyboard and internal structure, with wafer-thin batteries and micro-microchips and boards.
The MacBook is pushing the boundaries of technology and asking us to suspend our belief on what a laptop that weighs less then two pounds is capable of delivering.
Apple always pull a rabbit out of the hat and whilst thin is good, the customer for the MacBook Pro is a different demographic. Power, efficiency, and functionality is what they need to drive a workhorse of a machine, each and every day.
First look: #Apple's Force Touch trackpad on the early 2015 MacBook Pro http://t.co/I8RU6Q9Y7J pic.twitter.com/fFU7eSgXiSImagine if you will a slim, but packed, MacBook Pro that has the quad-core variants of Broadwell chip, expected later in 2015.
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) March 18, 2015
Or, a MacBook Pro with the Skylake Processor that will release the MacBook from its wires, significantly increasing performance, as it no longer needs display and data transfer cables.
Earlier versions of the MacBook have seen the successful introduction of dual graphic cards in the Intel Iris Pro Graphics and the NVIDIA GeForce GT. This will allow the MacBook Pro to switch cards depending on what application is being used, reducing the power required and preserving battery life.
The need for a CD/DVD player is debatable and there have been rumors for and against it, but it's likely that Apple will discontinue the feature in the new MacBook Pro.
This leaves the ongoing debate on retina screen versus power consumption. Most MacBook Pro users seem to appreciate the quality of an image over the length of battery life. With this in mind, the MacBook Pro is less likely to have the eight-to-twelve hour battery life of its siblings, the MacBook Air and MacBook.
There is always room for the software to save energy and work more efficiently. We can only assume the next Apple OS X operating system will be developed with these new hard state and wire-free technologies in mind, further reducing the power required to run the MacBook Pro.
Whatever the launch date, we know the new MacBook Pro is coming and will raise the game once more, taking design and functionality onto the next generation of genius.
There is a possibility Apple will unveil the MacBook Pro at the WWDC conference this June.