WWDC 2013 wish-list: iMore's top Mac hardware wants!
While there won't be new iPhones or iPads at WWDC 2013 -- those are coming in the fall -- there will be new Macs. Peter's been covering everything from the new Haswell chipsets we can look forward to, to the new Mac Pros every geek is hoping beyond hope for. But what are we most looking forward to? Which non-mobile slab of glass and aluminium do we most want to bring home with us this June?
Peter Cohen, managing editor of iMore
I'm looking forward to improved power management and better graphics performance in laptops. The MacBook Airs and 13-inch MacBook Pro are showing their age with their Intel HD4000 graphics; Although I don't think it'll happen at WWDC, I'd love to see a new Mac Pro from Apple, too - the machine is long overdue for a complete overhaul.
Ally Kazmucha, how-to editor of iMore
I just bought a new iMac and a retina iMac doesn't really appeal to me to be honest. I'm fine with what I have. I would, however, like to upgrade my 2011 15" MacBook Pro within the next year or so and I'm really holding off for a retina MacBook Air. Please?
Richard Devine, senior editor of iMore
I'm fortunate enough that I'm running recent Mac hardware, so there's nothing specific I'm holding out for. What I'd love to see more than anything is a smaller Thunderbolt display. I've got limited space in my office, and the current 27-inch Thunderbolt display is just too big for me. If they could shrink that down to a 23-inch size, it would be the display for me.
I also really want to see an updated 11-inch MacBook Air with some of the new Haswell chips. I'm a huge fan of the 11-inch Air, and I'd love to see it given a bit of an update.
Marc Edwards, co-host of Iterate
I'd like to see LTE networking for all portables. And, like many, I'd welcome Retina displays for the MacBook Airs and iMacs with open arms. They seem like a sure thing, it's just a matter of when it's technically possible while meeting the desired price points.
Seth Clifford, co-host of Iterate
All I want - and I'm sure I'll never get it - is a 15" MacBook Air. I don't care about the Retina MBP (yet) but I need a big screen. I love my standard 15" MBP, but I'm tired of schlepping it around. I know it's a long shot, since the product lines don't seem to be moving in that direction, but stranger things have happened.
Chris Parsons, editor-at-large of Mobile Nations
I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro. I'm fine.
Nick Arnott, security columnist
Lighter, faster, longer battery. While I’d love to see Retina displays become status quo on Macbooks, I don’t think we’re there yet. In the meantime I’ll settle for iterative update from Apple on their current lineup.
Rene Ritchie, editor-in-chief of iMore
In a perfect world we'd all get the 1024GB Retina MacBook Air, but we don't live in that world. We live in a world where display density, battery life, and lightness all need to be balanced in a way that means we don't get what we want. At least not yet. So I'll settle for a Haswell-powered 13-inch retina MacBook Pro, powerful and light. And if I get a Mac Pro, or a Mac Mini Pro, that delights high-end users and redefines Apple's top of the line.
What's your number one Mac wish?
So that's what everyone here at iMore wants to see! Well, almost everyone. You're the most important part of the site, so your opinion matters to us the most! Tell me, what's your number one wish come Mac and WWDC?