MacBook Pro 2013 with Haswell Release Date Rumored Again to Fall in October

MacBook Pro 2013 with Haswell Release Date Rumored Again to Fall in October

Apple’s MacBook Pro 2013 refresh has long been rumored to fall in October, but a fresh report backs this up, citing component manufacturers as preparing for a late-year refresh in an effort to attract sales for the company’s popular notebook line.  This report comes right after Apple had ever-so-quietly refreshed the iMac all-in-one desktop line with upgraded features and specifications, while keeping the same design.

The report comes from hit-or-miss Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara, but in this case, the main source is actually United Daily News, which says component suppliers are preparing to deliver the necessary parts for a MacBook Pro 2013 refresh.  Interestingly, the report hints at a “facelift” for the MacBook Pro, but it isn’t sure whether this pertains to enhanced specs or a revamped exterior design.  Previous rumors had hinted at a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display with a slimmer design; well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had tipped that as a possibility, while adding other features such as a Full HD webcam built into the device.  As usual, Intel Haswell processors are among the specs expected on the new MacBook Pros, thus providing extended, and potentially all-day battery life.

All told, the report adds to the chances of the MacBook Pro refresh taking place sometime in October, possibly in the same event as Apple’s new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 tablets.