“Apple has revised its MacBook Pro to become slimmer by removing the optical disc drive, with 13- and 15-inch models in production for initial monthly shipments of 100,000-150,000 units, according to sources at its supply chain partners,” Aaron Lee and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.

The MacBook Pro will no longer have an optical drive enabling thinner designs, the sources indicated,” Lee and Shen report. “Despite the slim profile, the new devices will feature more advanced specs than the MacBook Air in terms of CPU performance and storage capacity, the sources said.”

Lee and Shen report, “Production for the next-generation MacBook Pro has already begun with shipments to Apple kicking off in March, the sources noted.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz" and "Dan K." for the heads up.]