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Apple Readies MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Revamps

  • Company developing Mac Pro desktop with 40 cores, new Mac mini
  • Apple plans to swap remaining Intel part with in-house design
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Apple’s Big Year Ahead for New Products
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Apple Inc. is preparing to release several new Mac laptops and desktops with faster processors, new designs and improved connectivity to external devices, accelerating the company’s effort to replace Intel Corp. chips and leapfrog rival PC makers.

The overhaul encompasses a broad range of Macs, including Apple’s higher-end laptop, the MacBook Pro; the laptop aimed at the mass market, the MacBook Air; and its desktop computers, the Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini, according to people familiar with the matter.