Want a new MacBook Pro? Get ready to wait a little longer

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The new MacBook Pro won't be shipping soon.
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Apple will unveil a new MacBook Pro this month along with a minor update to the MacBook Air lineup, according to the latest Apple rumor out of China.

The big announcement will supposedly happen in June, though it might not happen at WWDC. A “reliable Chinese supplier” claims the new MacBook Pro will ditch USB-A connectors, Thunderbolt 2 and MagSafe 2 charging for USB-C, just like the spy shots we posted, but you’ll have to wait a few more months to get it.

Apple’s WWDC keynote on June 13th is expected to focus solely on software, despite recent rumors that a new MacBook Pro or a 5K Thunderbolt Display could be announced at the event. iOS 10, OS X 10.12, and other big updates for Apple’s other platforms will supposedly get all the stage time.

If Apple doesn’t show off the new MacBook Pro at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Macotakara’s sources claim the company will still announce it in June along with a minor update to the MacBook Air. Both new MacBooks will reportedly ship in August.

The MacBook Air was already given a minor update earlier this year, so take this rumor with a hearty serving of NaCL.

The site also claims Apple will kill the 11-inch MacBook Air in favor of 13-inch and 15-inch version. With the new retina MacBook, it would make sense to get rid of the 11-inch, but a 15-inch model would be a shocker as it’s been rumored Apple is considering killing the entire MacBook Air lineup.

Along with a sleek new design and 4 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, the new MacBook Pro is rumored to have an OLED touchpad that replaces the function keys on the keyboard, as well as TouchID and some beefed up internal specs.