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It's likely, in a bid to compete with Ultrabooks, Apple will roll out a more slimline MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air is one of the thinnest laptops on the market. The MacBook Pro is still a hugely popular laptop, but Apple could shave with a few millimetres off its thickness. All roads point to a thinner device, but leaked images showing the hardware specifications indicate only the internals will change. Perhaps we will see more RAM memory, solid-state storage, with a new "Ivy Bridge" processor?
Apple's existing OS X operating system supports Hi-DPI mode, allowing for Retina displays in future hardware. But will Apple push for hardware with greater resolution screens? Supply chain sources understand Apple will, but others are sceptical due to the power consumption increase, but if the new MacBooks include the same battery technology as the iPad, it could work.
And to keep things on the hardware side of things -- since it's a developer conference, OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" is also expected to feature heavily during the week. We have mobile covered and it's likely the desktop will hold a prominent position during the meet.
Let's have a spin through what could be coming during the week.