Apple’s WWDC 2012 product launch surprises may well have been spoiled, with what looks to be the most comprehensive inventory list breaking cover more than a week ahead of the developer-centric event.
The list, fleshed out with best-guess product names and (Australian) pricing by 9 to 5 Mac, includes two new MacBook Pro models and four new MacBook Air.
There’s also a pair of new iMac 21.5-inch machines, along with a pair of 27-inch iMacs. Accessories include a new Airport Express, along with multiple cheaper products – each described as “standalone kit” – guesses to the identities of which haven’t been made. Perhaps of most interest to the WWDC crowd are the three new Mac Pro systems listed.
Apple’s top-end desktop has been long overdue an upgrade, and some worried that the company might axe the range altogether in favor of pushing high-power MacBook Pro machines paired with external displays. That, though, doesn’t appear to be the case.
What none of these product codes tells us is exact specifications. Earlier this month we heard chatter of Retina Display upgrades for the MacBook Pro models, though not for the iMac, though that contrasted with other purported specs.