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No MacBook Pro Refresh Until Early Next Month?

Just yesterday, 9to5Mac claimed that a debut of updated MacBook Pro models was "likely" to occur next week, offering a minor speed bump refresh to carry the line through until the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform next year. AppleInsider now reports, however, that the MacBook Pro launch will likely not occur until "early next month".
[One source] said that the notebooks' planned introduction in late September was put on the back burner once the release dates for iOS 5.0 and iPhone 4S were solidified, as Apple pooled all available resources to support the launch -- the largest and most rapid yet in the Cupertino-based company's history.

Since then, the launch date for the Late 2011 MacBook Pros has reportedly been a moving target. However, a second person with proven accuracy in predicting Apple's product launch dates says the Mac maker is now advising its partners not to expect availability of the new models until the first week of November.
The reason for the continued fluidity in launch timing is unknown, although Apple's primary MacBook Pro and MacBook Air aluminum case supplier, Catcher Technology, has been forced to temporarily shut down its factory over over pollution concerns. Digitimes reported today that Catcher is investing $2-3 million to address concerns at the plant, aiming to resume production next month.


Apple has reportedly already ramped down production of its current MacBook Pro models, a situation that will likely lead to increasingly tight supplies heading into the refresh. Third-party resellers are already experiencing shortages and stock-outs of the MacBook Pro, although it is unclear if the shortages will also spread back to Apple's own channels, which understandably maintain highest priority for distribution.

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36 months ago
Keep guessing you'll get it right eventually. :D
Rating: 31 Votes
36 months ago
Apple is doomed.™
Rating: 26 Votes
36 months ago
I knew without Steve Apple couldn't get anything done.
Rating: 25 Votes
36 months ago
My reliable sources tell me that the new Macbook Pros will come out somewhere in the vicinity of "soon."
Rating: 14 Votes
36 months ago

Apple is doomed.™


And despite record breaking profits each year, so is Microsoft

:rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago
Obi-Rumor: These aren't the MacBook Pro's you're looking for.
MacTrooper: These aren't the MacBook Pro's we're looking for.
Obi-Rumor: He can go about his business.
MacTrooper: You can go about your business.
Obi-Rumor: More rumors.
MacTrooper: More rumors... more rumors.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
IVY - Bridge + MacBook Air = forget about desktop
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
I would hate to be in a position waiting to buy a new MacBook Pro; it would feel like torture!
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago

I would hate to be in a position waiting to buy a new MacBook Pro; it would feel like torture!


Well until it actually appears on the market, mine from earlier this year is still the new one!
Rating: 6 Votes
36 months ago
Unless you are computerless...

Wait until Ivy Bridge... it will be worth the wait.
Rating: 4 Votes

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