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Apple Suppliers Prepare The New MacBook Pro Line-Up

The latest rumours on the Apple front point to a pair of redesigned MacBook Pro models. DigiTimes, the Taiwanese website with inside sources from Apple's supply chain, recently published the news.

According to the report, Apple is to get in 200,000 units of the 15-inch MacBook Pro as well as 300,000 to 400,000 units of the 13-inch MacBook Pro as part of their monthly orders. Both models are expected to feature ultra-thin designs to accommodate the new trend on the market.

Analysts believe that Apple plans to integrate the next-generation Ivy Bridge processors in its new notebooks. The new quad core Ivy Bridge chips are expected to hit the market later this month.

The mass production of the larger MacBook Pro model is reportedly going to start in the next couple of weeks.

This confirms previous rumours on the matter, published by Apple Insider (opens in new tab). Tech writers pointed out that the 15-inch MacBook Pro would be released hopefully in the second quarter of this year.

An anonymous source suggested to Apple Insider (opens in new tab) that Apple will radically redesign the new line-up of the MacBook Pro and "they're all going to look like MacBook Airs."

Source: DigiTimes (opens in new tab)

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