MacBook Pro shipping estimates hint at WWDC refresh

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Need a new MacBook Pro? Don’t head out just yet.

times for the 15-inch model have slipped on the Apple online
store, strengthening rumors that a refresh will happen during

WWDC on June 5

It seems strange that shipping times would suddenly slip for a
product that’s been on sale since October. It’s unlikely Apple
will have seen a random surge in demand that it is struggling
to cope with. With that in mind, there’s likely another reason
why supplies are constrained.

It could have something to do with recent rumors that have
suggested Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro — and the 12-inch
MacBook — at WWDC next week. Both are expected to receive minor
internal upgrades, including Intel’s latest Kaby Lake

For now, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is
still readily available, so it’s possible Apple will update the
larger model first — then bring the new CPUs to its smaller
sibling later. This wouldn’t be the first time the company has
refreshed one model before the other.

“A spot
check shows 15-inch MacBook Pro delivery estimates are
similarly as long in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada,
France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore,
Spain, and several other countries,” reports MacRumors.

It could
just be a coincidence, but the MacBook Pro is due an
incremental refresh, and it’s about time the wait for Kaby Lake
was over.


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