Apple’s next-generation Retina MacBook Pros, which will be equipped with Intel’s latest Haswell processor, may not arrive until October, according to a new report from China Times. The machines were expected to make their debut in September, but due to yield issues affecting its high-resolution Retina display, Apple has had to delay the launch.
Apple updated the MacBook Air with Haswell processors back in June, and we’ve been waiting for the Retina MacBook Pros to get the same treatment ever since. Unfortunately, it looks like we may have to wait a little while longer for that to happen.
According to China Times, Apple is still facing production problems with the machine’s high-resolution display, and that’s going to push the release back from September to October.
Haswell processors aren’t a massive improvement over their predecessors when it comes to sheer processing performance, but they do bring significantly better battery life. This is one of the reasons why the latest MacBook Airs offer “all-day” battery life, with up to 12 hours on a single charge.
If battery life is important to you, then, it’s best to hold onto your cash for the new models — even if it means waiting another month.
Source: China Times