“Apple only sells one laptop with an optical disc drive and a spinning hard drive — and that laptop may not be long for this world,” Sean Hollister reports for CNET. “The 13-inch unibody MacBook Pro, originally introduced in 2008 and unchanged since 2012, is reportedly being pulled from Apple Store shelves.”
“The move would seem to suggest that Apple is clearing space for new laptops,” Hollister reports. “Even Apple’s newest MacBook Pros are overdue for a refresh; their Intel processors are now two years out of date. The new laptops are rumored to come with fingerprint sensors and an OLED touchstrip that can act as a set of additional colorful buttons.”
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“Originally spotted in a report from Apple Insider, and verified by TNW, Apple is clearing its retail locations of the legacy (non-Retina) 13-inch MacBook Pro,” Bryan Clark reports for TNW. “After phoning half a dozen Apple stores in and near San Diego, TNW found that clerks reported no real news (from management) as to why they were clearing the stock from the sales floor, but that it had been happening for ‘about a week.'”
“That said, phasing out the legacy models makes sense, as — fingers crossed — we should see an entirely new line of MacBook’s this fall,” Clark reports. “Of course, now that the legacy model is dead, you’ll have to learn to live without that optical drive.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Boy, these new MBPs are going to be mighty tempting!