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  • Apple reportedly set to introduce new, thinner, 13 inch and 15 inch MacBooks by July

    Low stocks of some current MacBooks models may indicate that Apple is preparing to refresh its laptops, and may also support a rumor that new 13- and 15-inch systems will ship by the end of the second quarter.



    Although Apple's own stores appear to be well-stocked, checks were conducted on Tuesday indicated that third-party vendors like B&H and MacMall have limited inventory of the MacBook Pro, in both 13- and 15-inch sizes. Many 12-inch MacBook configurations, meanwhile, are also out of stock at resellers.

    Such stock-outs are often a sign that merchants and/or Apple itself are trying to drain inventory in advance of a refresh.

    Simultaneously, DigiTimes supply chain sources claimed that Apple is preparing to ship new 13- and 15-inch MacBooks at the end of the second quarter, implying sometime in June. Though the site didn't specify which specific models it meant, it described the new systems as being "similar" in design to the 12-inch MacBook, and thinner than the current MacBook Air.

    While both publications have a mixed track record with predicting Apple products, the DigiTimes report does align with an Economic Daily News claim from November that Apple is planning to revamp the Air line, possibly scrapping the 11-inch model in favor of a 15-inch one. Alternately, the company might just be planning to thin down the Pro.

    In any event all three MacBook lines are likely to see refreshes in the next several months, potentially timed with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in early June.

    The Air has lagged behind other MacBooks in recent years, changing relatively little in terms of design. The computer is in fact the only MacBook without a Retina display, though as a tradeoff it's also the least expensive model, starting at $899.

    [via AI]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple reportedly set to introduce new, thinner, 13 inch and 15 inch MacBooks by July started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Just want a 15" mbp with skylake and usb c/thunderbolt. All I'm asking for
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Just want a 15" mbp with skylake and usb c/thunderbolt. All I'm asking for
      Why USB-C?
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer View Post
      Why USB-C?
      Faster, reversible, smaller. USB-C is just USB but better in every way.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Faster, reversible, smaller. USB-C is just USB but better in every way.
      Thanks
    1. ancient's Avatar
      ancient -
      Add touch I.D for web site log in and longer battery life, at least 2 usb's, remove bezel on the air screen, that would be close to perfection.
    1. Venom1234's Avatar
      Venom1234 -
      I already have Skylake. No difference in performance really.