The next version of the Apple MacBook Pro, which is set to be launched in the next few weeks will have a much bigger battery than the current iteration, a SSD and a standard hard disk drive but no optical drive.
Slashgear reports that Apple will not cut down the size of the MacBook Pro to that of the MacBook Air, which makes sense because both devices target different audiences.
It is very likely that Apple will need the extra battery capacity if it wants to up the display resolution from the current 1,920 x 1080 pixels to qHD (2,560 x 1440).
The disappearance of the optical drive would be yet another nail in the coffin of removable storage as Apple promotes the use of the Mac App Store and downloads.
As for the hybrid SSD+HDD, it is likely that Apple will hold off using the more expensive SSD-only option, as on the MacBook Air until prices plummet further.
We expect that the Apple MacBook Pro will feature Intel's third generation Core processors commonly known as Ivy Bridge, which were launched a few weeks ago.
Source : Slashgear