The iPhone 6 and iPad Pro aren’t the only new pieces of hardware that Apple will reportedly bring to store shelves later this year. The company is also said to be prepping a 12-inch MacBook with Retina display and a 4K desktop screen that could be a part of a new iMac.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with Retina display will feature a thinner, lighter aluminum chassis than current generation MacBooks. Unfortunately, it is not yet know whether the MacBook will receive Apple’s Pro or Air designations or if it will have an entirely new name. Apple currently offers 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs and 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, so a 12-inch model could fit nicely in either line.
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9to5Mac also claims that the aforementioned 4K display could be part of an upcoming iMac or a standalone desktop monitor. Not much else is known about the panel, beyond the fact that it, and the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, will be used as major selling point for Apple’s OS X Yosemite.
Exactly when the new MacBook and 4K panel will ship is still up in the air, though indications point to them hitting store shelves in Q3 or Q4 of this year. That would put both pieces of hardware on track to reach market at around the same time as the rumored September release of OS X Yosemite.