Could Apple be discontinuing the 17 MacBook Pro?Apple’s MacBook Pros are expected to see a refresh some time this year and will most probably feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors. So far there has been quite a bit of rumors surrounding possible redesigns of the 13” and 15” MacBook Pros, but oddly enough there hasn’t been much said regarding the 17” models. According to research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, his recently published report has predicted that Apple could be dropping the 17” MacBook Pro from their lineup due to falling shipments and also in an effort to “maintain a lean product line strategy.”

Earlier rumors have suggested that Apple’s next-generation of MacBook Pros could be taking design cues from the MacBook Air which is extremely thin and light, making it a pretty portable solution for users on the go. The rumors have pointed at a possible April launch of the 15” MacBook Pros with the 13” models launching later this year. Will Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction hold true? We guess we will have to wait and find out, but it should be noted that these aren’t rumors per se, but rather an analyst’s prediction. So MacBook users out there, how do you guys feel if Apple did indeed stop releasing the 17” models?

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