RUMOR: 15-inch MacBook Pro with thinner form factor powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge coming in April

“Thinner MacBook Pros are in discussion from quite some time now, rumors swirled around two different products 1) 15 inch variant of Macbook Air 2) 15 Inch MacBook Pro with thinner form factor,” Faheem Saeed reports for “How To” Arena.

“Today we received another tip from a reliable source in Far East Asian supply chain that Apple is indeed planning to release a thinner 15 inch MacBook Pro by the end of next month,” Saeed reports. “According to our source, these new 15 inch MacBook Pros would be powered by Intel upcoming Ivy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors.”

Saeed reports, “When asked about more details about the form factor the source mentioned that upcoming MacBook Pro would be ‘thicker than currently available MacBook Airs but thinner than MacBook Pros.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. What’s taking so long to build a 1Tb SSD? It seems like SSD prices have been stagnant for a long time than is normal for tech. I hope the new Mac Book Pro’s have space for a second drive too. We don’t need the optical drive but many of us would love the second drive option.

    1. Wish list:

      – Good GPU/CPU (cpu is given, but i want a good GPU)
      – Blade style SSD (extra space for huge battery)
      – No ODD and better cooling (for GPU) and more battery space

      Until then, I’ll stick with my early 2011 2.2Ghz MBP 🙂

  2. Wait, I thought that MBPs were gone for MBAs?

    Obviously, that was wrong, which was apparent.

    SSDs only? I don’t understand the need for that. Both options should be available.


    The rumours that Apple are planning on selling with Intel graphics are disappointing in the extreme.

    If true it would be another sign that Apple is abandoning the Pro market and simply producing consumer devices, which makes me sad.

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