MacBook Pro 15 And 17 Inch Supply Constrained At Amazon Ahead of Its Refresh
A few units of MacBook Pro 15 inch and MacBook Pro 17 inch version are left at Amazon online store ahead of its refresh next month. Amazon is one of the leading online shopping stores in the world. This supply constraint of specific models indicates a possible refresh which is reportedly happening in June. Just 1 unit of Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A 17-Inch and just 2 units of Apple MacBook Pro MD318LL/A 15.4-Inch are left in stock at Amazon. MacBook Pro 15 inch version supply constraints were also noted last month when J&R ran out of stock of 2.2 GHz version of MacBook Pro and started accepting “special orders” for 2.4 GHz version. BestBuy also stopped accepting orders of 2.4GHz version of MacBook Pro for home delivery last month.
Supply constraint is not unusual before a product refresh but it gives us a hint the online stores are also preparing to order new versions of that product. MacMall is not out of stock but they have put a Blowout Sale on 15 and 17 inch versions of MacBook Pro right now where you can save up to $546 on MacBook Pro purchase. Apple is still shipping all models of MacBook Pro in one business day but that’s not going to change till the day of MacBook refresh.
Apple is planning to refresh MacBook Pro lineup in June which would be significantly thinner than currently available MacBook Pros. Size isn’t the only change we’d see in 2012 lineup of MacBook Pros, a recent report also suggests that Apple is finally planning to introduce USB 3.0 support in MacBook Pro. New 2012 MacBook Pros will be powered by Intel’s latest 22nm Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors which will boost their performance up to 4 times. Reports also suggest that MacBook Pro along with 2012 iMacs would also get a high resolution Retina display. Retina images were first found in Mac OS X Lion and later they were also discovered in Apple’s latest OS X Mountain Lion which indicates that Apple is indeed planning to introduce a high resolution display in Macs.
The fruit company is also putting an end to optical drive and Ethernet port in MacBook Pros which is one of the reasons why this machine would be thinner than current generation of MacBook Pros. Apple’s famous ulta thin MacBook Air notebook also comes without an optical drive and Ethernet port.
There’s no confirmed report regarding exact launch date of 2012 Mac lineup but multiple source suggest that Apple would unveil 2012 Macs on Worldwide Developers Conference which is taking place from June 11th to June 15th.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!