WWDC 2012 is getting closer and closer, and rumor mills are churning at full capacity, spewing rumors about things like iOS 6, Mountain Lion, and the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro is approaching its End-Of-Life date, or the day that Apple will stop selling the current version. On average, the MacBook Pro gets updated every 267 days, and we’re currently on day 210. Over 78% through the Pro’s life cycle. With WWDC right around the corner, it would make sense for Apple to unveil its new MacBook Pro to a bunch of potential new Pro users, their developers.
The likelihood of the new MacBooks just got significantly higher today. Current generation MacBook Pros are on sale at Best Buy, with discounts of $100 USD or more. Usually, when Apple is about to release a new computer, third party re-sellers like Best Buy, Newegg, and Amazon will discount prices, in order to clear out their inventory. Apple does not offer the same deals on the laptops.
It’s rumored that the new line-up will feature MacBook Air-like designs, with no optical hard drives. There’s also supposed to be a Retina display, but I’ll believe it when I see it.