MacBook Pro Supplies Tighten, Pointing to Refresh


Availability of Apple’s MacBook Pro has become constrained, especially the 15- and 17-inch models, leading to the likelihood that the laptop is due for an imminent refresh. Mac Rumors noted: “At least one major retail chain has reportedly notified its branches that it has been unable to fulfill replenishment orders, a situation that has been tied to forthcoming product updates in the past.”

The previous MacBook Pro update came last April. New models are expected to use Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor, and Mac Rumors thinks Apple might “adopt some aspects of the its successfully revamped MacBook Air in order to improve performance and reduce size and weight.”