New MacBook Pro 2014 release: Apple WWDC Keynote is June 2nd at 10am


All eyes in the tech world – particularly those waiting for the new 2014 version of the MacBook Pro to debut – will be focused on the Keynote address at Apple’s WWDC 2014 developer conference in San Francisco. Apple doesn’t always use the speech to unveil new hardware products, but it did use the WWDC 2013 keynote to introduce a new MacBook Air and preview the long awaited revamped Mac Pro. This time around the most pregnant hole in Apple’s Mac lineup is that of the new MacBook Pro, particularly after Apple quietly introduced a new MacBook Air a few weeks back while ignoring the Pro laptop. That’s seemingly about to change.

Apple’s WWDC 2014 Keynote will take place on Monday June 2nd at 10:00am pacific time, and Apple has it scheduled for a two hour block at the Presidio ballroom of the Moscone Center. Only Mac and iOS developers, and those who have bought a pass, will be admitted, Apple hasn’t yet revealed whether it will offer a live stream of the Keynote online for those following along at home. The fate of the live stream may hinge on whether Apple is planning to unveil new hardware like the 2014 MacBook Pro, or whether the Keynote will consist solely of previews of future software releases like MacOS X 10.10 and iOS 8. So what will the new MacBook Pro bring if it does see its release date at WWDC?

The 2014 MacBook Air consisted of little more than a speed bump, explaining why it was released with little fanfare. Apple’s decision to hold back the 2014 MacBook Pro for the WWDC Keynote stage suggests it’s a more ambitious update, and could include anything from a revamped body style to next generation interfaces like Thunderbolt 3. Apple is simply teasing WWDC for now with the posted slogan “We can’t tell you everything yet.”

Phil Moore

Phil Moore

Phil covers tech for Stabley Times.