New details on the next-gen MacBook Pro
New details on the next-gen MacBook Pro
5:03

New details on the next-gen MacBook Pro

Culture
Speaker 1: What's happening? Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything inside the world of Apple and you guys are getting an early show because I'll be getting my tan on in Hawaii with my friends but there are plenty of stories for you and the hottest one coming from 9to5 Mac says Apple is putting on the finishing touches on the revamped 15 inch MacBook Pro. Their sources who have handled some of the components say it will feature an ultra thin design with a jaw dropping retina display and it will be the first Mac to sport USB 3.0. Now they say the all new MacBook Pro will not have a taper design like the MacBook Air, instead it will be an ultra thin version of the MacBook Pro. It will lose the internal optical drive and the power button will be moved to the keyboard like it is on the Air. 9to5 Mac also reports that it will include two Thunderbolt ports, a USB port and an SD card slot on one side, an audio in and out, two USB ports and power on the other side. They claim there is no (??) out port or Firewire as well. Now there's tons of details in there and it gains more credibility after a benchmark for the unreleased 2012 MacBook Pro on iMac popped up on the (G Fences?) benchmark test. The MacBook Pro is listed with a 2.7 gigahertz Intel Ivy Core Bridge Core i7 processor and the motherboard has been identified as one in several unreleased Mac configurations. Now the new iMac identified also brings an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor but this one's running at 3.4 gigahertz. The other news here, still no Mac Pro. Now premature benchmarks have show up before the release of Apple products in the past. So, these are some decently reliable tidbits of info. Now, Apple's iPad is still working on becoming a robust (??) service and the report by the Wall Street Journal since the big (??) upgrade iCloud at WWDC this year and allow multiple users to share photos with each other and extend the lynching ability to videos as well. Now it's not clear if it will be opened up to the web or if it will stay exclusive to Apple's Photostream feature that you can only view on Apple devices. Lame. Now, we saw a screen shot last week of the iPad website testing out notification and it looks like notes and reminders will be making it to an update after screen shots were taken from the beta version of the iCloud site. There are also direct references to the IOS 6 beta in the (coast string?) for the site and we're expecting IOS 6 to take centerstage at WWDC and more IOS 6 news over the weekend. 9to5 Mac also reported that Apple will drop Google Map completely in favor of their own in house map application and that's huge. They described it as being very similar to the current Google Map but cleaner, faster and more reliable. Apple has made a few acquisitions for different map services over the years including C3 Technologies who specialized in 3D photo realistic maps and if it really looks this good, I'll need to change my (chonies?) again. Now news that was blown out of proportion, the China Daily reported that Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said Foxconn is making preparations for Apple's incoming iTV Hi-Def television. Although development or manufacturing has yet to begin. Foxconn has an statement denying that gou made any such statement. They also said he will no longer be speaking publicly about Foxconn Production for the rest of his life. Now, if you're hoping the next iPhone will make it by June or July or even August or September, try October? Well according to the iMore blog, Apple is yet to finalize the design of the next gen iPhone. Their sources say they have not decided if they will change the screen's aspect ratio, although there will be a new smaller dot connector implemented. A whole button (spillages?) which is a challenge because it takes up more space that could be used for the screen and the rumor that liquid metal casing is still up in the air. See, it sounds like all those earlier rumors were right, we all know absolutely nothing and remember how we talk you about Steve Jobs movie with actor Ashton Kutcher and you the Apple Byters sent in your suggestions, well the standard for journalistic integrity and well respected TMZ blog, published pictures of Kutcher in full character with a black (Map?) turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers but there's a blunder, see Starbucks didn't exist in California back in the 80's. That's right. Leave it to the Apple Bytes to do the real investigative journalism and finally, this is probably a little self serving but we wanted to show up one of our youngest fans. Make a big shout out to my man Emilio and here is why. Speaker 2: Hey, buddy. Speaker 3: Yeah. Speaker 2: Emilio, what do you wanna watch tonight? Speaker 3: Apple Bytes man. Speaker 2: Do you wanna watch Blues Clues? speaker 3: Apple Bytes man. Speaker 2: Okay, why don't you turn it on? speaker 1: That's right Blues Clues. You got nothing on the Apple Byte man. Nothing. All right guys. That's gonna do it for this week's show. Send me your e-mails to the applebyte@CNET.com. Thanks for watching. I'm Brian Tong and we'll catch you next time for another byte of the Apple.

Up Next

Three iPhone Xs are coming this year -- and one is extra-large
ab-476-cnetr

Up Next

Three iPhone Xs are coming this year -- and one is extra-large

Which new iPads are coming in March?
ab-475-newclean

Which new iPads are coming in March?

Apple confirms the HomePod leaves 'white rings' on some wood surfaces
ab-474-clean0

Apple confirms the HomePod leaves 'white rings' on some wood surfaces

HomePod review: My first week with Apple HomePod
ab-homepod-still

HomePod review: My first week with Apple HomePod

Outcast is the best podcast app for the Apple Watch
ab-outcast-cnet

Outcast is the best podcast app for the Apple Watch

The Apple HomePod reviews are here!
ab-473-cnet

The Apple HomePod reviews are here!

iOS 12 will delay new iPhone features
ab-472

iOS 12 will delay new iPhone features

Turn off throttling of your older iPhone with iOS 11.3
ab471

Turn off throttling of your older iPhone with iOS 11.3

Apple HomePod: Everything to know before you buy
ab-homepodcnet

Apple HomePod: Everything to know before you buy

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

Best Streaming Devices of 2022
best-streamers-2022-thumb

Best Streaming Devices of 2022

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

Most Popular All most popular

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus
yt-asus-foldable-nda-v5

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

Latest Products All latest products

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022