If you have always wanted to switch over to Mac OS X and have always fancied picking up a Macbook Pro laptop, the next few months may be very exciting for you. Stock shortages have begun to happen across existing Macbook Pro models, suggesting that Apple may be planning their long awaited 2012 refresh very soon.
The US Apple store currently shows a healthy supply of in-stock Macbook Pro models in a variety of display sizes, but other authorized Mac sellers are showing sporadic results.
Amazon UK currently display ‘order soon’ warnings on their Macbook listings, with one example being the 15-inch 2.2Ghz Macbook Pro which the retailer only has three left in stock at this moment. There were also reports that retailers in the US such as Best Buy, J&R and Mac Connection were all either sold out or stopped taking online orders for Macbook Pro models, but we have since checked each listing and found models still in-stock with no problems.
Just hours ago, eager Apple fans may have spotted that the Apple Store was temporarily offline as well, with Apple even sporting a new maintenance sign compared to the yellow one that we’re used to seeing. Again though, the US, UK and HK stores are all fine at the moment, with no sign of any major updates.
Are Apple secretly preparing a big Macbook Pro refresh? Perhaps it will come during Tim Cook’s upcoming speech at D10 2012 at the end of May, which is actually Cook’s first appearance at a non-Apple event since he took over from the late Steve Jobs as Apple CEO.
With the mystery Apple store downtime and the unreliable stock regarding current Macbook Pro models, we have a feeling that a brand new refresh is about to hit soon. We would love to see some new Macbook Air models as well, but by the looks of things it seems like the Macbook Pro is going to take center stage first.
Did you notice the Apple Store downtime as well? Are you on the lookout for a brand new Macbook Pro this year?