Rumored “Ultra-Thin” 15-Inch MacBook Pro


Follow up rumors have hinted at the long-awaited “Macbook Air”-esque MacBook Pro being near its launch date. 9to5mac reports of a new 15-inch Macbook Pro’s design sporting a thinner body without both an optical drive and Ethernet port. Both of these features have been excluded in the MacBook Air line and would make sense for the Pro line to follow suit as Apple is aiming for a thin notebook standard.

The report hints at possible USB 3.0 capabilities as well as Thunderbolt connectivity. With the new design, the layout will consist of the MagSafe power connector, two USB ports, with an audio in/out jacks and battery indicator on the left side. Along the right side, it is said to consist of two Thunderbolt ports, one more USB port, an SD card slot, and a Kensington lock slot. Another very exciting feature is Apple’s Retina display that will most likely be taking advantage of OS X’s “HiDPI” option. 

While an exact launch date has yet to be released, we can only guess at possible release dates. Apple’s WWDC which is in just four weeks have been in the past one of the major events where Apple introduces their major products. Digitimes suggests that Apple may be pushing for a possible June release. 

Monster Unleashes All New Beats Products

Today Monster announced a slew of new audio products to the current line of Beats audio products. The new offerings from Monster include the more serious Beats Pro that are designed more for DJing use which cost $450, $100 more than the Beats Studio headphones. The Powerbeats are a collaboration with both Dr. Dre and LeBron James that are designed for athletes and active people who need to have a secured fit, these will run you $180. The iBeats are in-ear earbuds with ControlTalk for controlling your music and taking calls. With an all-metal housing, the $100 iBeats are similar to Monster's other offerings like the Turbine and Jamz. 

As you can see from the image above there are also the purple Just Beats which might be similar to the current Solo line but with other colors. We have no info on those as of yet. Monster has finally introduced a speaker dock for the iPhone and iPod called the Beatbox for a hefty price tag of $450, Monster says these will provide the signature Beats sound you will love and recreate a club experience with deep bass and sound that will fill a room and might get the cops knocking on your door. You can now pre-order the Beats Pro, iBeats and Powerbeats and expect them to be released in mid October. 

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