Rumor: New MacBook Pros around the corner?

According to a new report by Mac Rumors, Apple’s 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are in short supply, possibly indicating a refresh is due soon.

Here’s Eric Slivka:

The 17″ MacBook Pro generally appears to be in the shortest supply at the moment, with Amazon quoting a shipment window of 1-2 months for the base Core i5 model and several popular resellers connected through Amazon’s systems also showing low stocks of the 17″ models. For its part, Apple continues to show “within 24-hour” availability of all MacBook Pro models in its online stores, suggesting that the company may be prioritizing remaining stock to serve its customers directly.

This type of thing has happened before with Apple’s products, and it’s been 9 months since the last MacBook Pro refresh. While rumors of USB 3 and Light Peak keep surfacing, I think an update would include a slimmer case, more SSD options, and making the SuperDrive a thing of the past, at least on the 13-inch model.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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