The latest rumblings from the infamous DigiTimes claims that Apple will begin mass production of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro in April, while it will hold off on production of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro until June. Apple is expected to move between 100,000 – 150,000 MacBook Pro units along its supply chain per month, with production ramping up gradually as time progresses.
It has been widely speculated that Apple will release radically changed MacBook Pros that are faster, thinner, and lighter in the near future, and these production dates line up nicely with the launch of Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors.
As Apple will start mass producing its 15-inch MacBook Pro in April, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that the company’s orders for the 13.3-inch model are far higher than those of the 15-inch, indicating that Apple is more focused on the 13.3-inch notebook segment. However, the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro will not start mass production until June.