Apple seems to be constantly evolving its technology, and the Macbook Pro is no exception. Macbooks without retina display available are vanishing from store shelves, and this is no accident. Perhaps because Apple thinks people want Macbook Pros with the highest resolution, the tech company is keeping its older creations under wraps. 9T05Mac reported that while these computers are still available, Apple doesn’t mention them on the main web page for macs. So, what could be the reason for this decision?
TechRadar suggested one reason for this change could be that a new Macbook is on the way. It’s not unusual for tech companies to stop supporting an older OS or product as new ones become available, so this is pretty airtight reasoning. Apple usually lets us in on new releases in the fall, so we might have to wait until September or perhaps a bit later to find out whether the trade-off is worth it.
Older Macs with retina display enabled shipped with OS X El Capitan. This OS introduced new features to Mac like a Multi-tasking mode for using two apps at once and the ability to answer iPhone texts on a Mac using Handoff. Is it possible that shelving the old Macs are signs that their OS will soon be outdated as well? Apple’s mobile tech has evolved rapidly in just a few short years, so it’s safe to say that their computer software must do the same to keep up.
We do know about several feature improvements the new Macbook Pro will come with. For one thing, next gen models will have 4K resolution for photo editing, and the power of the new computer’s processors will allow image import to be much faster. These powerhouses of the computer’s inner workings will be able to read data at a whopping 60 GB/second, which translated from nerd means that basically everything will be faster and easier.
Additionally, a new version of video editing software Final Cut Pro X has been made to work with the crazy seamless 4K graphics the new Mac will bring to the table. Top that all off with a sleek black design that just screams “high-tech” and you’ve got the next-gen Mac Pro. Somehow, we think people won’t miss retina display that much.
BGR suggested that next-gen Macs might drop their headphone jacks, as iPhone 7’s are also thought to be doing. The theory with iPhones is that the charger cord could double as an adapter for headphones, but with Mac, the solution could be more complex. Now that it has acquired Beats, Apple could look into making Dr. Dre’s state-of-the-art headphones an essential part of their computers. On the other hand, wireless headphones might be a feasible new direction for the new model computer.
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