WWDC Reveals Big Changes for Apple MacBooks

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple’s popular Macbook Air and MacBook Pro laptop offerings are getting a considerable revamp. The moves were announced at the company’s annual WWDC conference currently being held in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand during the presentations.

According to a report from Apple site 9to5Mac, new MacBook Airs sport an Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. This is a considerable change, providing for what Apple says is a “60 percent faster” performance. Other specifics include the addition of i7 2.0GHz dual core Ivy Bridge processors, the ability to operate RAM accounting for 8GB along with USB 3.0.

Meanwhile, the biggest change to the MacBook line could directly involve the Cupertino, California-based company’s MacBook Pro. That device will now feature a 15.4-inch Retina display and is quite slimmed down. The price tag? $2199, according to 9to5Mac.com.

Aside from the visuals, the new MacBook Pro lineup features i5 and i7 processors, 7 hours of battery life and more.

“We’ve made the world’s best portable family even better and we think users are going to love the performance advances in both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro,” commented Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing in a press release posted on marketwatch.com.

Apple’s developer conference will conclude Friday so expect plenty more announcements. Some of the biggest news could concern the company’s next generation iPhone or a highly rumored HDTV device. Apple is also set to launch the latest version of Mac OS X titled Mountain Lion later this year