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Apple tipped to launch new MacBooks at WWDC

Leaked SKUs further support the rumour that Apple will launch new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models at its annual WWDC this month.

According to the leaked part codes for a host of Apple products, the Cupertino company should reveal a 2013 MacBook refresh at WWDC.

WWDC starts with the Apple keynote on Monday June 10, where Apple is said to unveil a host of new products including an updated MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a refreshed MacBook Air.

The uncovered SKUs come courtesy of 9to5mac and are rather cryptic: MD711LL/A – Better – USA, MD712LL/A – Best – USA, MD760LL/A – Better – USA, MD761LL/A – Best – USA.

These codes apparently belong to an Apple notebook and point to a refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air with different screen sizes.

The MacBook Air currently comes in two 11-inch variations and a duo of 13-inch models. The MacBook Pro with Retina display also comes in four model options, with two of each 13-inch and 15-inch configurations.

Apple already has a history of launching new MacBook products at its annual WWDC, as last year it launched the MacBook Pro with Retina display during the WWDC 2012 Keynote.

The MacBook Pro is rumoured to introduce a slimmer form factor and the new Intel Haswell chip, while the MacBook Air could have the same processor addition and a new Retina display.

Although there is no iPad Mini 2 or iPhone 5S launch expected for WWDC, several sources have tipped the MacBook refresh unveiling.

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop said he had cause to believe Apple would introduce new Mac hardware during this year’s WWDC Keynote. He tipped the iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini to all get 2013 upgrades as well as the Mac Pro.

Other online rumours said WWDC would showcase upgraded MacBooks but no MacBook Air Retina this year, due to pricing issues for the device.

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