Apple to Launch 15 inch Macbook Air in April: Drops Macbook Pro?
Electricpig claims by citing a Mac accessory maker that Apple is set to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air next month- April. The site is deeply involved in digging out information about “MacBook docking solutions”, and as per Apple traditions, the company never discloses its plans unless those are fully matured, the site seems in efforts for exploring a few tips about Apple’s plans for their upcoming Macbook models.
And what is coming? If you take our source’s word for it, a 15-inch MacBook Air with ports on both sides, no optical drive and no ethernet cable.
While our source wasn’t certain that this would completely destroy the Pro (he also stated that Apple might hold on to the 17-inch model, which would make sense for the sizeable audience of professional editors out there), he was fairly sure that the shakeup will happen in April. To that end, our source’s company’s got its manufacturers on standby to be able to make and ship a new product lineup inside of 90 days.
It also seems that the site is only repeating its previous claim that Apple’s new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with thinner form factor exactly similar to MacBook Air would be released in April. Some sites have also claimed that Apple is going to drop Macbook Pro from its notebooks product line and only Macbook Air will be released in first quarter of this year.
We have just posted an article on the availability of Intel’s chip coming with new Macbook Pro model, if it comes with the same brand name.
Macrumors comments on the entire situation;
One other question still remaining is chip availability from Intel. With delays in the launch of the chip manufacturer’s new Ivy Bridge platform and uncertainty about whether these thinner MacBook Pro or larger MacBook Air products would run traditional mobile chips as found in the current MacBook Pro or ultra low voltage chips as found in the MacBook Air, it is not entirely clear when chips for the new machines will become available.