It's looking more likely that a newer version of the MacBook Pro is on the way, as Apple seemingly hints via its online store that prospective buyers should wait until after its big keynote before committing to the current model.
Shipping dates for the 15-inch MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar) on Apple's website have been pushed up, offering free delivery for those willing to wait until June 6-8 — smack in the middle of Apple's WWDC 2017 conference — before making the purchase .
Though we won't learn for sure until Apple takes the stage next week, this could be a sign that the tech giant is planning to release an updated version of its top-shelf laptop, encouraging customers to wait before potentially buying an outdated version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Wait and see (and save)
By contrast, both the 13-inch and Touch Bar-less 15-inch MacBook Pro can currently be delivered to a US doorstep for free just 24 hours after placing an order. At this time, only the 15-inch MacBook Pros have their free shipping dates stretched out.
That said, we wouldn't be surprised if Apple refreshes its entire MacBook line at WWDC, as a Bloomberg report from earlier this month claims that not just a new MacBook Pro — but also a new 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air — are expected to make their debut at Apple's big keynote event.
Will Apple be reinvigorating its laptop line following a tough bout of competition from the likes of Microsoft's Surface line? Fingers crossed we'll know exactly what's on Apple's mind come next week.
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