A slimline 15-inch MacBook Pro (or souped up MacBook Air depending on who you believe), has been churning through the rumour mill for months. And having failed to materialise when Apple tarted up its MacBook Pro lineup last month, now sources close to suppliers in the Far East are claiming the size zero effort will be hitting shelves in March 2012. Read on for all the details.
“Sources from an upstream supply chain” claim that Apple has already started shipping components for its new device, which could fall into either the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air range. Previous chatter has suggested this new lappie is more likely to fall into the former category.
The insiders say product planning suggests the super slim MacBook Pro will be heading to Apple stores around the globe in March. That certainly gives Apple time to clear any current backlog of its chunkier MacBook Pros and fits in with rumours that Jony Ive and his design team are working on redesigning a raft of Apple products for release next year.
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