Apple’s Going to Announce What?!: Roundup of the Latest Rumors

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If you’ve been trying to keep track of the latest Apple rumor announcements, you’re probably lost in all the delayed iPhone 5 news, miniature MacBook Pros that may or may not be launched and Light Peak ports that work at warp speed. To make things easier, Techland is going to break down what’s been overheard for you to make it easier to digest:

New MacBook Pros?

– Apple could be unveiling their new line of MacBook Pros tomorrow to coincide with Steve Job’s birthday. If all goes to plan, the computers should be available in two weeks, and shipments should start shortly. [via BGR]

(More on New MacBook Pro Line Rumored for Thursday)

– The computers will reportedly be half a pound lighter than their older counterparts. To further break it down, 4 pounds for the 13-inch model, 5.1 pounds for the 15-inch model, and 5.8 pounds for the 17-inch model. [via BGR and MacGeneration]

– You can apparently expect better battery life on all computers: 12 hours for the 13-inch model’, 10 hours for the 15-inch model. [via MacGeneration]

– They will reportedly have larger glass trackpads than previous models. [via BGR]

– The OS will apparently be located on an internal 8-gigabyte or 16-gigabyte solid state hard drive, while all other information will be stored on a standard hard drive.  [via BGR or MacGeneration]

– All models will apparently have HD screens. [via MacGeneration]

– Say hello to the rumored Thunderbolt port, also known as “Light Peak” connector that everyone’s been buzzing about. The high-speed connection is faster than USB 3.0 and can carry 10 gigabits of data per second – in both directions at the same time. In the future, developer Intel hopes to get Light Peak as fast as 100 gigabits per second. [via CNET]

Here’s a rumored picture of the Light Peak port [via Mac 4 Ever]:

The 13-inch models: We’re apparently going to have to say goodbye to the white MacBook. With the recent refresh of the MacBook Air, there’s reportedly no need for more than two 13-inch computers in Apple’s lineup. The 13-inch MacBook Pro will apparently have an Intel Core i5 processor and a third USB port, with a matte screen option on the upgraded 13-inch model. [via MacGeneration]

Here’s a supposed image of the specs on the lower-end 13-inch model: [via MacRumors]

– For the 15- and 17-inch models, there’s apparently an option to replace the optical SuperDrive with a solid state drive. [via MacGeneration]

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