MacBook Pro 2011: New Features and Release Rumor Roundup

By Peter Chubb - Feb 19, 2011

The new MacBook Pro 2011 features and release details has been a hot subject this week, and has not spent much time out of the news. It is for this reason why we would wanted to offer a rumor roundup of what is known so far. The most up-to-date bit of news that we have is that the refresh could come in black.

We cannot say for certain how much truth there was to this rumor, as it was from an Intel promo? It did not take long for speculation to begin that we could be looking at the new Pro. Personally I would not like this color model, as it looks like a black gloss finish and will show too many finger marks.

Next up was our article that looked at how the MacBook Pro might take a few design features from the Air. Again, these were just rumors, but it does make sense to try and slim the Pro down a little to shed some weight. However, Apple cannot afford to make too many drastic changes, as they still need to pack in all that hardware – especially the Superdrive.

One of the most talked about subjects has to be the new MacBook Pro 2011 refresh release date. There are a number of rumors going around about this very subject; but the best guess is that it will be in March. There has been some controversy over this, as the refresh cycle has been anywhere from 8 to 10 months – the last four updates being every eight months.

This is as much as we know at this time, but we will keep you fully informed of any news once we get it. Once the new MacBook Pro gets released we can then start talking about the MacBook Air refresh, which is just crying out for a processor upgrade.

When do you think Apple will release the new MacBook Pro, and what new features do you think it will have

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  • Leigh Kennedy

    I certainly look forward to this refresh.

    Hearing that such a major refresh is imminent makes me glad I decided to wait longer and make do with my 13-inch MacBook until I see a major refresh.

    When this refresh comes… Sorry MacBook, we've had good times together, however you're going straight to Mum and I'm getting a much better Mac…

  • Elsie1

    I can get the HP ENVY 14' NOW. Been comparing to MacBook Pro 13". May get more bang for the BUCK. I have been waiting for release of 2011 MacBook. Rumors and secrets cost alot of money for some companies. Let us know something soon!

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  • sam

    i was at the apple store today talking to a genius about my mac book and he said i should wait to buy a new mac book, he hinted that new black models were coming out soon

    • Applestore

      apple store staff do not have any insider information… just macrumours like everyone else…