According to a report released by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may be preparing to drop the 17-inch MacBook Pro lineup due to weak sales. Kuo has offered accurate information on Apple’s Mac product roadmap in the past.
Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge update are scheduled to be officially announced and made available on 23 April 2012. The updates will most likely be immediately used to build updated, Air-like MacBook Pros including second-gen Thunderbolt controllers.
There have been rumors for a while that Apple would release new MacBook Pro laptops that adopt the MacBook Air design. Where rumors are going strong, how can Digitimes lag behind?