Refreshed MacBook Pro models likely due this week

By on February 21, 2011 at 7:50 AM.

Refreshed MacBook Pro models likely due this week

In line with rumors that first surfaced weeks ago, it looks as though Apple is preparing to refresh its MacBook Pro notebook computer line later this week. The most promising evidence at this point, as seen above, is the fact that Apple is no longer shipping MacBook Pro orders. Apple’s top-end notebooks are typically available for immediate shipment, however each and every MacBook Pro will now take 3-5 days to ship. Other than rumors that refreshed MacBooks would utilize Intel’s updated Core i5 processors, little is known about Apple’s forthcoming MacBook Pros. One rumor from last week speculates that the notebooks may be the first Mac computers to implement a rebranded version of Intel’s ultra-high speed Light Peak optical connectivity solution. Several pundits believe the addition would warrant a press event, however, during which Apple might unveil the new technology. No members of the press have received an invitation to an Apple event at this time. Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pro line is thought to be due for release this Thursday, February 24th, and price points are not expected to change. More →

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MacBook Pro refresh possibly leaked in new Intel ad

By on February 16, 2011 at 10:38 PM.

MacBook Pro refresh possibly leaked in new Intel ad

Pink might be the new black, but black is the new silver — at least, if Intel’s ad containing what appears to be a previously unseen refreshed MacBook Pro model ends up being accurate. 9 to 5 Mac drew attention to the ad this morning, which depicts a slim black MacBook Pro unlike anything currently available from Apple. The ad is for Intel’s new Core i5 processor, and this isn’t the first time Intel has let details of an unreleased Mac slip in one of its advertisements — the chip giant also ran ads discussing an unreleased MacBook Pro with a Core i5 processor in late January. Apple is expected to begin shipping new versions of its MacBook Pro laptop computer line in early March, though the company has not yet made any announcement regarding the refreshed models. More →

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