That's not a any special information, just guesses from an analyst.read this carefully, not sure how true it is or if it has already been posted elsewhere.
says there will be a new macbook in the 13,15 inch guise sitting between the pro and air
... Joke failI love my 17 inches
The 17" also has very low R/D costs because it's pretty much identical to the 15" spec wise. Apple has to manage heat when considering what to put in the 15" and whatever they get to work in the 15", it's easy as pie to move it over to the 17", because the 17" would have more heat dissipation capacity. I think of all the 17" MBPs that Apple's made, almost all are derivatives of the mid or high end 15". The 15" is a core model, as in it has to be built from the ground up but for the 17", it's an easy derivative. It's logical that a 15" comes first, and after that succeeds, it's not a lot of effort to make a 17".For both past designs of the MacBook Pro, the 17" model was introduced later.
The non-unibody 17" MacBook Pro was introduced in April 2006, 3 months after they announced the 15" model.
The unibody 17" MacBook Pro was introduced in January 2009, also 3 months after they announced the 15" model.
So even if there's no new 17" MBP introduced at WWDC, chances are that it could be announced a couple of months later.
It's a "redundant" product that sells the most out of all Mac computers. The likelihood of it being discontinued seems very small to me.If anything, I think it's the 13" Pro that will be killed off. It has almost no difference from the 13" Air, and Apple has been pushing the Air branding a lot. Judging from Apple's past maneuvers, the company hates redundant products, and that's exactly what the 13" Pro is. It's a computer that's not as portable as a MacBook Air 13", but not as fast as a 15" MacBook Pro. It's only logical that they kill off this machine.