KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will unveil its Retina Display Mac notebook as a new model simply called the "MacBook", reports MacRumors. The new laptop will reportedly be offered alongside upgraded versions of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.
We expect Apple (US) to unveil a new MacBook series independent from the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. We expect the new MacBook to have the following features:
(1) Basic 13" model to be priced at US$1,199
(2) No disc drive
(3) To come in both SSD and HDD
(4) Lighter and slimmer than MacBook Pro, with equal computing power
(5) Retinal display with tapered edge, larger battery capacity
Kuo also predicts that Apple will discontinue the 17-inch MacBook Pro this year since it only makes up an estimated 1% of sales.