“We heard word from one anonymous vendor that Apple’s likely to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air in April, effectively killing the Pro for the average consumer,” Adam Bunker reports for ELectricPig.
“Let’s be straight: this isn’t the first such rumour – word that a larger, 15-inch MacBook Air will drop in April has been fairly well covered,” Bunker reports. “But to hear it said in such a certain manner from a premium Mac accessory maker was pretty convincing. This particular company is a key player in MacBook docking solutions, so they’ve got to keep abreast of the finer details of what’s coming. And what is coming? If you take our source’s word for it, a 15-inch MacBook Air with ports on both sides, no optical drive and no ethernet cable.”
Bunker reports, “While our source wasn’t certain that this would completely destroy the Pro (he also stated that Apple might hold on to the 17-inch model, which would make sense for the sizeable audience of professional editors out there), he was fairly sure that the shakeup will happen in April.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Having mvoed from 17-inch MacBook Pro units (for both mobile and desktop use) to 27-inch iMacs on the desks and 11-inch MacBook Airs and iPads in the backpacks, we can say that MacBook Air is the future. Perhaps Apple will simply call it “MacBook Pro” even though it will look more like an Air?