Sellers report that Apple is cutting down production for the existing models of 15-inch MacBook Pros and some stockpiles are already exhausted.
The company seems to be preparing for the release of a redesigned line-up of MacBook Pro notebooks. Rumours say that the new models will have an ultra-light and slim body, similar to the MacBook Air family.
J&R, one of the US sellers, is already reporting stock shortages of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The 2.2 GHz is sold out and 2.4 GHz versions are only available "on order". Best Buy also doesn't take online orders for the 2.4 GHz model but customers can still find some of the last units in stores.
In Chicago and Austin the stocks are at 40 to 60 per cent of the usual inventory. MacConnection had a temporary problem with stocks but later the 15-inch MacBook Pro was reported back in stock. The new line of MacBook Pro is rumoured to make its appearance in the following few months.
The first to hit the shelves will be the 15 inch version. Last week we reported that Apple's suppliers were preparing for a new line-up of MacBook Pro models. Now, it seems that the information has reached sellers, as well.