Will This Awesome Tech Make it into the New MacBook?
The next iteration of the Apple MacBook Pro is expected to have top-of-the-line technology. However, exactly what will comprise its parts is all speculation for now, although some of these seem to be more likely than others.
Among the possible parts is a Retina Display, which is currently found on the newest Apple iPad tablet PC. This screen has a resolution of 1560 x 1600 pixels, rendering the pixels extremely small so as to be indistinguishable to the naked eye. This makes text and graphics immensely sharp and bright for the Apple product. Intel had recently let slip that its new Ivy Bridge architecture supports the Retina Display, which hints at its inclusion in the new notebook.
Currently, Samsung is responsible for making the Retina Display of the Apple iPad, so it might also be tasked with making the screen for the MacBook Pro. However, it is equally likely that Sharp will make the displays, as the company had recently began producing IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) LCDs that have a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.
It is still unclear whether the new MacBook Pro will have Intel-only graphics or a combination of NVIDIA and AMD. Both have their advantages, although it is unknown whether Ivy Bridge can handle the high number of pixels on the display.
In any case, only Apple can decide as to what specs the MacBook Pro will carry, considering on today’s available technology and the demand of the public for some features.