Apple introduced updated MacBook Air and Pro models alongside a totally new MacBook Pro design today at WWDC. Every time one of the laptops was addressed during the keynote, no mention was made of a 17-inch model. Apple only talked about updates for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Airs/Pros.
Now Apple’s new MacBook Pro listings make no mention of the 17-inch model. It looks like the largest MacBook Pro has been axed once and for all.
Apple introduced the 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2006 as its top-of-the-line, professional laptop. As new spec upgrades were rolled out over the years, the 17-inch Pro always had the beefiest internals and build-to-order options. We heard that Apple was discontinuing the 17-inch Pro awhile back, and it looks like the company has decided to transition the laptop out of its inventory after today’s announcements.
We called a local Apple Store, and the specialist said that there were still some 17-inchers in stock. We’d expect Apple to sell off its remaining inventory if it can. A slow death, if you will.