Reports regarding the upcoming plans of Apple to release refreshed models of the 15″ MacBook Pro and a 27-inch iMac this Wednesday, on May 20, sporting some hardware upgrades speed bumps, and possiblly introduction of the Force Touch trackpad on Apple’s larger Pro notebook. Get good news sooner than expected, the updates to both models indeed accurate as well. More details on the new 27″ 2015 iMac refresh and new 15-inch MackBook Pro launch can be grabbed right after this fold.
Apple has been a bit slow in updating its 15-inch MacBook Pro lineup, and as such this alleged change is a much awaited one. Though a couple of months ago, back in March, the 13-inch MacBook Pro was upgraded, gets a refresh by Apple which included the latest 5th-gen Intel Core CPUs coming in at 2.5GHz on the base model, but neverthess major update was the introduction of the Force Touch trackpad. Although included in Apple’s new 12-inch Retina MacBook as well. Finally, the Force Touch tech itself made its debut with the new Apple Watch, recently.
Whereas the 27-inch iMac similarly gets a refresh as well and is likely to receive newer generation of hradware, with Intel Core i5 processor being the most portable update. In fact, these 5th-gen Broadwell CPUs from Intel, on the larger MackBook Pro could also hope to gain some significant improvement on the battery level as well, despite the power life boost under the hood.
The report comes directly frm the MacG, a French publication which maintains a significantly decent track-record pertaining to Apple rumors. Currently, the publication doesn’t have a lot of details to offer on this specific bit of news, not provides no further details regarding the exact specs and upgrades that could go into the two new computers. But regarding the updated 27″ iMac, 9to5Mac has just confirmed that the sources themselves are unclear whether the iMac with a 3.4 GHz processor in question is the Retina or non-Retina one.
Now that, shipping estimates of the higher-end models of the 15-inch MackBook Pro can be seen to have slipped to around 2-3 weeks which could mean that Apple is circulating production of the current models to focus on producing the purported refreshed model of the MacKbook Pro. But given recent updates to the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, the release of the new MacBook, and the pending 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac updates could be delayed.
Meanwhile, the iMac with Retina 5K display is still advertised to ship immediately, with only the high-end models with 2GB of video memory shipping in 1-2 weeks. Rremains unclear as the non-Retina iMac is also available to ship immediately upon order.
(Source: MacG [Google Translate])