Apple registers all kinds of patents. If you look at the sheer number they register in a given year, you'll notice that they can't be reliably used to predict what is coming with the next refresh. In the past I haven't seen Apple apply major design changes more than once every 3 years, which would mean this year is unlikely. Broadwell will likely get a nice gpu boost. If the price of NAND drops far enough to either bump storage again or they can ease the 13 and 15" back...
2/25/14 at 3:59pm