Just yesterday, 9to5Mac claimed that a debut of updated next week, offering a minor speed bump refresh to carry the line through until the launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform next year. AppleInsider now reports, however, that the launch will likely not occur until “early next month”.
[One source] said that the notebooks’ planned introduction in late September was put on the back burner once the release dates for5.0 and 4S were solidified, as pooled all available resources to support the launch — the largest and most rapid yet in the Cupertino-based company’s history.
Since then, the launch date for the Late 2011 MacBook Pros has reportedly been a moving target. However, a second person with proven accuracy in predicting Apple’s product launch dates says the maker is now advising its partners not to expect availability of the new models until the first week of November.
The reason for the continued fluidity in launch timing is unknown, although Apple’s primary MacBook Pro and temporarily shut down its factory over over pollution concerns. Digitimes reported today that Catcher is investing $2-3 million to address concerns at the plant, aiming to resume production next month.aluminum case supplier, Catcher Technology, has been forced to