Component suppliers for our buddies at Cupertino will begin shipping parts for an ultra-thin 15-inch MacBook Pro (or Air, depending which way Apple chooses to swing) later this month. The notebook is expected to ship to the masses sometime in the second quarter of next year, and like its bite sized cousin, will not have an optical drive. The Air is currently only offered in 11 and 13-inch models, and users looking for a larger MacBook must settle for the heftier—but more powerful—Pro.
Estimated by the product planning, mass shipments of the notebook device will start in March and could be cataloged in either the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro line. Apple currently has three screen sizes for the MacBook Pro – 13.3-inch, 15.6-inch and 17-inch.