As existing 2nd-gen Core processor and Thunderbolt touting Macbook Pro supplies are constrained, it is possible that new 2012 Macbook Pro models will be releasing soon. It was reported early in the year that a total redesign of Macbook Pro was expected.
Sources indicate that the current models of Macbook Pro are severely constrained following the fact that inventory everywhere is alarmingly thin. However, there’s only one reason why this happens, and that’s when a new model is about to be released. There’s no logic in Apple not meeting constrained inventory, such an instance only arises when new models are on the horizon.
It turns out that Apple’s internal inventory system has been updated and it refers to new Macbook Pro models, possibly those destined for release in 2012. The best thing is that new models have come up for all variants of Macbook Pro which include 13, 15 and 17 inch models. Apple shall ship two 13 inch models, two 15 inch models, and one 17 inch model.
However those who are expecting a full Macbook Pro redesign are not going to be happy because apparently these 2012 new Macbook Pro models are going to retain their existing shape and all of the changes will be made under the hood. Obviously, there will be faster processors powering the new Macbook Pro models as well Bluetooth 4.0 which Apple already ships in its latest Macbook Air models.
Internal code names for 2012 MacBook Pro models are K90IA (13 inch), K91A (15 inch), and K92A (17 inch). If you’re wondering why the letter A exists in these codenames, that is merely to identify that these Macbook Pro models are minor updates.
No word on the release date of these new Macbook Pro models as of now, however it is expected that they might be released in early 2012. Don’t rule out the possibility of a late 2011 release as well. We’ll bring you more on this, as it comes in.