Older Macs won’t get OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion is scheduled to hit shelves in July, but it seems that several early Mac models won’t be supported by the new operating system.

This is bad news for older Macs but I think it good to change your computer now. Maybe OS X Mountain Lion cannot handle low specs of Macs anymore. Now, they just release new Macbook Pro with retina display.

According to Apple’s official software upgrade guidelines, you will be just fine if you are using one of those:

iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
MacBook (Late 2008 aluminum, or early 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid/late 2007 or newer)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
Xserve (Early 2009)

Before you upgrade, you need Snow Leopard or Lion in your Mac. If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6.x), update to the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard by clicking Software Update to install Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version. More info to upgrade, click here.

Apple announces next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Apple has announced new Macbook Pro with Retina Display at Apple WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012. The event is the place where Apple will show off their new product and technology to the public.

One of their product is its first Macbook Pro with Retina Display, the display technology that currently implemented on iPhone 4S and new iPad. This new MacBook Pro weighs 4.46 pounds and is only 0.71 inches thick. [Read more...]

Apple prepares to launch revamped MacBook Pro

Apple is getting set to launch a renovated version of its MacBook Pro line that will include a higher-resolution display and a thinner frame, according to a report by 9 to 5 Mac.

The 15-inch version of the MacBook Pros will arrive this summer, according to the website, which cites “trusted sources in Apple’s supply chain.”

The redesigned computers will include the same type of retina display technology used by the latest iPhone and iPad. The report also says Apple will allow users to adjust their display preferences between settings described simply as “big, small, or optimal,” for example.

Along with the upgraded display, the new line of MacBook Pros will be much thinner than before. The long-running rumor was the MacBook Pros would adopt the MacBook Air designs, but the latest report says that isn’t exactly true.

The new MacBook Pros will be similar to the MacBook Airs, but they will be “more of a pancake than a blade,” as Gizmodo describes. 

Apple has also dropped the MacBook Pro’s ethernet port and optical drive in order to fit into its new dress. The Firewire port may be gone as well, 9 to 5 Mac says, but what Apple has done is updated its USB port to the quicker USB 3.0.

If the new MacBook Pros do in fact launch this summer, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next month appears to be the perfect setting for Tim Cook and company to reveal them.