Apple unveils next generation MacBook Pro at tech conference

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At the annual Worldwide Developer Conference Monday, the tech giant Apple announced several new product developments, most notably within the MacBook line of laptop computers, reports Daily Tech.

Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for the company revealed the new MacBooks. There are standard upgrades to the 13- and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Pro, but the most interesting development is in the new higher-end model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Schiller called it “the most beautiful computer we’ve ever made.”

“There has never been a notebook this thin, this light and this powerful,” the Apple executive boasted.

The new laptop is 0.71 inches thick and weighs about 4.5 pounds, on par with the MacBook Air. The new Pros also include “Retina Display” screens, boasting an unheard of 2880×1800 pixel display. The “next generation” MacBook Pro costs $2,199 while the standard 13- and 15-inch versions cost $1,199 and $1,799 respectively.

Apple also announced a next generation MacBook Air at the conference. The new Air is updated with a faster processor and increased memory and went on sale the same day as the conference, along with the new Pros.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new operating system for iPhones, iOS 6, but few concrete details about the software were revealed.

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