Sources at upstream component makers told DigiTimes that Apple will release new iPad, MacBook Pro and iMac models in the first half of the new year. According to the rumors, there will be at least four MacBook Pro models, while the iMac will receive a new panel size and a more mainstream entry price.
The sources noted that Apple plans to launch at least four upgraded MacBook Pros as well as an iMac that features a new panel size and a price point for the mainstream market.
The sources believe that Apple should have no trouble achieving notebook shipments of 10 million units in 2010. The upgraded MacBook Pro notebooks will feature a slight change in chassis design and an upgrade to the new Lion operating system, which should help Apple's notebook shipments grow 30-40% on year in 2011.