9to5Mac has posted specs for the next-gen MacBook Pros and Mac Pros, anticipated to debut on the first day of WWDC 2012. Apple will reportedly launch the Mac Pro in two regular stock configurations as well as one server setup. The low-end option features a 3.2Ghz quad-core CPU, ATI Radeon 5770 graphics, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Including the same graphics and hard drive, a higher-end configuration sports a slower 2.4Ghz 12-core chipset and two times as much RAM. The server setup is similar to the base configuration, except for having two 1TB hard drives and 8GB of RAM, while featuring no Radeon graphics.
The website expects custom system to incorporate more advanced components. Meanwhile, Apple seems to plan on an unusually diverse MacBook Pro lineup, offering both current-design laptops and a new, thinner series with a 15-inch Retina Display. Updated MacBook Pros are believed to arrive in four configurations, including two 13- and two 15-inch models.
The 13-inch options will be available with either 2.5GHz or 2.9GHz dual-core chips, 500GB or 750GB of hard drive space and 4 or 8GB of RAM, respectively. Offering the same hard drive and RAM, 15-inch MacBook Pros differ only by the clock speed of their processors, with the lower-end model running at 2.3Ghz and the higher-end model clocked at 2.6Ghz. MacBook Pro buyers will also be able to push the specs of the 15-inch configurations by choosing a 2.7Ghz quad-core CPU and/or a 1TB hard drive.
The information was later updated to report three different Retina-equipped MacBook Pros. While the base configuration supposedly features a 2.3Ghz chipset, a 256GB SSD and 8GB or RAM, the middle system offers a 2.6Ghz processor and a 512GB SSD. The high-end option, for its part, boasts a 2.7Ghz CPU, a 768GB SSD and 16GB or RAM.
9to5Mac also expects Apple to release a USB SuperDrive upgrade along with a new AirPort Express, which may be rebranded not to mention the MacBook Air if the MacBook Pro ends up without the optical drive, as speculated. The company is also said to update its MagSafe connector and adapter, while offering adapters and converters to handle the old MagSafe design. In addition, 9to5Mac points to a new Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet.