Apple is planning improvements to the handling of graphics in future MacBook Pros, according to “AppleInsider” ( The site says Apple has several next-generation MacBook Pros up and running in its lab that can switch between their integrated and discrete graphics processors automatically, “according to people familiar with the matter.”

Current MacBook Pros require users to manually toggle between an integrated Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics core and the more powerful 9600M GT discrete processor by first making a selection in their Mac’s Energy Saver system preference pane, then logging out and back in for the change to take effect.

“While those privy to Apple’s plans could not say with complete certainty that the new technology would qualify for inclusion in the most immediate update to the MacBook Pro family, they do believe that’s indeed the Cupertino-based company’s plans,” says “AppleInsider.” “The current chipset situation Apple faces across its notebook lines also lends support to these claims.”

Read the complete “AppleInsider” article for details.