Reseller Shortages Hint at Forthcoming Update for 15-Inch MacBook Pro

As noted by AppleInsider, third-party resellers are beginning to experience shortages of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro, hinting that a refresh may be coming in the near future.

Among those resellers reflecting backorder status on some of the current 15-inch MacBook Pros is J&R, which is now sold out of both the 2.2GHz model, which is listed as "out of stock," and the 2.4GHz variety, which is currently advertised as "on order."

In addition, Best Buy has also stopped accepting online orders for the 2.4GHz model for home delivery. The 15-inch notebook is still available on a store-by-store basis, however a quick check of individual store inventory in cities such as Chicago and Austin similarly indicate that between 40 and 60 percent of those shops are similarly reflecting stock outs.

Apple's own online store is not yet showing any delays in fulfilling orders, but the company prioritizes its own distribution channels over third-party resellers, meaning that shortages generally show up first at those resellers.


Apple has been said to be ramping up production of new 15-inch MacBook Pro models carrying a thinner form factor, with Intel's rumored April 29 debut of quad-core mobile Ivy Bridge processors undoubtedly driving that timeline.

With dual-core Ivy Bridge processors not launching until early June, it seems that Apple may not be launching upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro models until that time. As for the 17-inch MacBook Pro, AppleInsider had previously claimed that Apple was likely to use a staggered rollout of the new MacBook Pro form factor, with the 17-inch model not receiving an update until perhaps several months after the smaller models.

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109 months ago
get rid of the superdrive and put in a bad ass battery to power the retina display (wishful thinking) ^^


I am most curious to see what they do with the 17in model. Its hard to imagine a MacBook air styled 17in

it would be the perfect murder weapon
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109 months ago


I can see this issue with a desktop, but you have a laptop...it's movable...

Move
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Solid advice if sitting by a window were

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glare.
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109 months ago
Why is everyone so against the 13" Macbook Pro?
I love the 13" Macbook Pro. I would rather have a 13" Macbook Pro than a 13" Macbook Air. :(

Or a 15" and 17" too for that matter.
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109 months ago
In other news.............

Absolutely no hints in the reseller chain(or anywhere else) about the Mac Pro, which continues to languish.




:rolleyes:
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109 months ago
Please Lord, let there be an anti-glare option.
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109 months ago
It's about time! I'm very interested to see what this update brings.
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