Apple Insider reports supply checks of Apple's MacBook Pro lineup suggest the launch of the new MacBook Pro is imminent. The new MacBook Pro lineup is rumored to be much more like the ultra-slim MacBook Air.
Apple appears to be planning a staggered overhaul of the MacBook Pro lineup, beginning with an updated 15-inch model, followed by the 13-inch, and ultimately the 17-inch by the end of the year. AppleInsider reported in February that Apple plans to give priority to the 15-inch MacBook Pro model in updating its lineup of professional notebooks.
Recent rumors have claimed production of the 15-inch model will begin this month with 200,000 units, while production of the new the 13-inch MacBook Pro will occur in June with builds of 400,000 initial units.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is rumored to arrive as soon as this month with Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors. Reports have suggested Apple's new notebooks could include Intel's Core i7-3820QM and Core i7-3720QM models featuring integrated HD 4000 graphics.