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Waiting for a new MacBook Pro to leap from Apple’s warehouses into your lap? If a new report is to be believed, the company is already manufacturing new models right now and plans to release them to an unsuspecting public in early March.
AppleInsider is reporting on “a person familiar with the matter” who claims that Apple will be delivering new models of MacBook Pro within two weeks, pegging the launch in early March. Previous rumors claimed that the new models would arrive in mid-February, and the two-week setback is now blamed on design flaws in the first batch of Intel Sandy Bridge processors, which are widely believed to power the forthcoming models.
According to the Danish blog KennethLund.dk and MacRumors, the new MacBook Pro line will now launch on Tuesday, March 1 -- although AppleInsider is quick to note that Apple’s product launches can often be a “moving target” and anything could change at the last minute.
Aside from the introduction of Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processor, the next MacBook Pro line is also expected to offer up something else new to the notebook, which could be simply “slight changes” to the existing unibody chassis or something more substantial.
With the runaway success of Apple’s new MacBook Air launch late last year, many are anticipating that some of that model’s changes could be implemented in the MacBook Pro line as well -- “features such as instant on, standard SSD drives, slimmer enclosures and the omission of optical drives” being the most extreme examples put forth by AppleInsider.
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