The MacBook Pro 2012 series may soon be upon us. Apple is not exactly secretive about the upcoming release of new products, while they made hide specs, the design of those products and other details there is always one obviously giveaway that a new product line is coming soon, Apple product price drogs.
Best Buy this week began reducing its prices for older MacBook Pro models starting at savings of $100.
The least expensive MacBook Pro (baseline model) receives a $100 discount while the higher-end models are going for $200 off current retail pricing.
You may recall that the iPad 2 received a $50 rebate at Best Buy in February, just in time for the new iPad to arrive.
Apple is banking big on the new MacBook Pro models which many analysts believe will offer a display on par with the company’s 2012 iPad which contains the company’s “retinal display” technology for crystal clear output.
While reports have circulated that the MacBook Pro 2012 will look more like an Apple MacBook Air it will likely require a bigger battery and perhaps the loss of the optical drive to fit the newly required power system.
Throw in the newly created Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA graphics and its likely that we will also witness a bigger push towards gaming and app sales. Add in USB 3.0 and Apple could have a winner on its hands, not that it would surprise anyone.
In the meantime we’ll take the price reductions as a sign that the Apple MacBook Pro 2012 models are on the way, after all Apple has been pulling the same price reduction stuntss since the iPod became popular in the early 2000′s and was met with constantly updating models and reduced pricing for older models right before those releases.