“With the Worldwide Developers Conference coming up in early June, there’s been some question about whether we might see a new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro at the event. Shipping estimates for the high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro have recently increased to two to three weeks, perhaps suggesting Apple is tapering down production on the existing model.”
MacRumors notes that supply shortages often signal that an update is coming, but one can’t be absolutely certain that there will be an immediate Retina MacBook Pro update due to a lack of Broadwell chips appropriate for the notebook. However, the site reports on a very interesting post in their user forums.
“We have another potential piece of evidence pointing towards the possibility of a June refresh — a MacRumors reader who ordered a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has received a delayed delivery date ranging from June 9 to June 15.”
MacRumors then notes that June 9 is one day after the start of the Worldwide Developers Conference and the day after the event keynote where new products are announced and — sometimes — immediately released. This is great news for those of us holding off on buying a powerful notebook in order to purchase a powerful beast like the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
Besides the refreshed MacBook Pro, Apple is preparing to refresh their ailing iPad line with the iPad Pro.
Expert Reviews talks about the conflicting release dates for Apple’s large tablet.
“There have been lots of conflicting rumours about the larger screen iPad. Last year, Bloomberg said that the iPad Pro would be launched in Q1 2015, although that’s clearly wrong given the current date…Reuters has stated that the iPad Pro will come out in September, and this is due to component shortages.”
The article goes on to note that there have never been any true reports about Apple products being delayed due to shortages. However, there have been some recent products that Apple has been accused of delaying. In 2013, many people suspected that Apple didn’t produce a large-screen iPhone because of a lack of parts.
While the iPad might not hold so much weight for Apple anymore, the MacBook Pro Series continues to be an unrivaled success. You may remember ten years ago walking into Starbucks and only seeing a couple people with MacBook Pro laptops. In 2015, where Apple literally rules the world, it is almost impossible to walk into Starbucks and not see most people typing away on their MacBook Pro computers.
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