In the run up to last week’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), a number of reliable sources, including Tapscape, reported that Apple would update four of five Mac product lines. As expected, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models received updates, and there was a poorly received Mac Pro refresh, too. That left the iMac and Mac mini — two of five Mac product lines — untouched and the prophecy unfulfilled.
However, with news that Apple Store employees are expected to attend an all-hands meeting on or about June 24, hopes that fresh versions of the remaining two Mac models will arrive soon spring anew.
WWDC was very fruitful vis-a-vis Mac hardware with new Mac portables and even a token Mac Pro refresh. Further, we’ve seen rumors of a 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display coming in October and Tim Cook has promised a more complete (and hopefully satisfying) Mac Pro redo in 2013.
That said, many were hoping for iMac and Mac mini updates. AppleInsider offers a glimmer of hope that the mothership’s popular all-in-one and mini computer lines won’t be left behind. “Multiple people familiar” with Apple’s plans say that Apple Store employees are expected to attend a Sunday, June 24 all-hands-on-deck meeting.
The interesting twist is that the meetings will be held at off-site locations and not Apple Stores, which is unusual. It’s been speculated that the events will introduce workers to Apple’s new retail vice president, John Browett, but there remains a possibility that they may be introduced to a new product.
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