Apple MacBook Lineup Refresh Expected at WWDC 2017 Next Week

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Apple is known to end support to old devices announcing them as obsolete as and when new devices take their place.

Consumers can choose among the 7th generation Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 when purchasing the new Surface Pro while Apple offers the 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 on its cuurrent MacBook Pro 13-inch device.

Given Apple took its sweet time in overhauling the MacBook Pro past year, this could be seen as a sign the company is reaffirming its commitment to its computing platform.

Similar delivery dates are being shown in other key markets, including Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Spain and the UK.

Earlier this week, ship dates for the 15-inch MacBook Pro slipped past June 5th, suggesting that the product is in for a refresh.

Within nearly 30 days from now, Apple will stop supporting MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011), MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2011, 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch), MacBook Pro models, 17-inch mid 2009 MacBook Pro.

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Expect a 2017 MacBook Pro with the same design, potentially a new color or two, and mostly under the hood updates. This will be occurring this coming June 5.

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The new models include a Touch Bar above the display on the $1,799 and up models. The 2017 MacBook Pro is now powered by Intel's Skylake processors, which were initially unveiled way back in 2015.

"On Friday, June 30, 2017, the products listed below will be classified as either vintage or obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the United States, and Apple Retail Stores", the memo reads, while providing a direct link to Apple's continuously-updated list of vintage and/or out-of-coverage products.

Apple is expected to replace the older generation MacBook Pro laptops soon.

Apple hasn't issued any official statement on the price of the future iPad Pro 2.