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Report: Apple begins production of new 15-inch MacBook Pro next month, 13-inch in June

On the heels of news that Intel will release its Ivy Bridge processors in two waves (high power processors coming in a month; lower power processors debuting in June), Digitimes now says new 15-inch MacBook Pro production will begin in the next month. Moreover, Apple will wait until June to begin producing its smaller 13-inch MacBooks.

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.

The timing is convenient for Intel’s plans, but we do not see Apple having two separate releases just two months apart in the same product line.

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