Apple to scrap 17-inch MacBook Pro models?

New reports suggest Apple is to do away with its 17-inch top line MacBook in the next update

New reports have suggested that as Apple prepares to update its MacBook Pro range it is looking to do away with the oversized 17-inch model

As a flurry of rumours claim Apple will launch a new range of super slim MacBook Pros in the coming weeks, new reports have suggested the Cupertino-based company will do away with the 17-inch MacBook Pro in the upcoming series overhaul.

With the ultra-slim design style of the MacBook Air the most widely rumoured inclusion for a MacBook Pro series overhaul, a number of reports have now suggested Apple is to do away with the less portable friendly 17-inch model as it concentrates its efforts on ever sleeker and more user friendly products.

Citing reduced shipment figures of the current 17-inch model, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that Apple is “likely to stop making” the plus-sized laptop inline with the eagerly awaited range refresh.

Having previously predicted the demise of the 13-inch polycarbonate MacBook, Kuo’s comments, whilst far from confirmed, offer a potential insight into the future plans of the company responsible for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

With just the higher selling 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models to remain, it is widely expected that the likely June launch of the updated range of devices will see Apple’s latest leading laptops land boasting Intel’s Ivy Bridge innards.

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Via: AppleInsider