Hot on the heels of the new MacBook Air, Apple looks to already be working on a mysterious, “ultra-thin” 15-inch Macbook to add to the mix.
Not much is known about what this upcoming notebook from Apple will be like, but the MacBook Pro line hasn’t seen a refresh since February. Could it be an Air-style MBP?
MacRumors received word of a new notebook reaching the final testing stages at Apple:
“Apple is working on a 15” ultra-thin Mac notebook, MacRumors has learned. We aren’t certain if it will be called a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, but we do know that it is already in late testing stages at Apple. “
Apple’s new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models have become the company’s entry-level notebooks, starting at $999. The white Macbook was phased out with the updated Air’s introduction, so Apple has consolidated its notebook line to just the Air and Pro.
As it is wont to do, Apple will eventually start unifying the Air and Pro notebooks. The most obvious feature lacking in the MacBook Pro at this point is the lack of a pre-installed SSD. Apple could also ditch the Pro’s optical drive as it did with the new Mac Mini, making room for a secondary SSD drive or even more battery.
MacRumors doesn’t have an expected release date on this upcoming MacBook, but it could hit the shelves before the holidays. Apple has been known to traditionally hold a Mac-centric event around October, so there’s a chance this ultra-thin notebook could be unveiled then.