EXCLUSIVE: Best Buy Canada Running Out Of MacBook Pros
MMi has received exclusive information that supplies of MacBook Pros have dwindled to almost nothing at the largest electronics retailer in Canada, strongly suggesting an imminent refresh of the product line. Thanks to an insider at Best Buy Canada, we've got images from their inventory database showing almost no MacBook Pros in stock and none in transit
. This news comes as AppleInsider is reporting that Apple will release a major redesign of the MacBook Pro as early as March 1
. In line with previous reports, the 2011 MBP is expected to have Intel Series 6 Sandy Bridge processors.
Quoting the ubiquitous "person familiar with the matter," AppleInsider says that Apple will introduce the new MacBook Pros within the next two weeks. This would support numerous reports that the rollout was only slightly delayed by the Intel production halt after a design flaw was found in the Sandy Bridge chips. Danish blogger Kenneth Lund was also highlighted by MacRumors
after he published an email
from one of the three "major chains" selling Macs in Denmark confirming that the new model would be available March 1.
We've seen numerous reports of long delays on replacement MacBook Pros
as the supply apparently dwindles. Now, we can confirm that shipments of new laptops to all of Best Buy Canada's 131 Future Shop stores have completely stopped
. Given the high demand for these products, this means that Best Buy is clearing out inventory for a refreshed model very soon.
MacBooks are traditionally released on Tuesdays. One week from next Tuesday is... March 1.