If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is gearing up to launch two new MacBook Pros this month. When exactly is unclear, but there is growing evidence to suggest that a refresh is imminent. This is according to a tweet by Luke Miani who tweeted that based on his search of 12 Apple Stores located within a 30 mile radius of him, not one of them has a 16-inch MacBook Pro in stock.
This has led to speculation that this is because Apple is planning on refreshing the laptop, which is why they are not bothering to restock the current model and letting it run out of stock. After all, why bother with extra inventory of older products when they’ll be trying to push the new ones, right?
There are 12 Apple Stores within a 30 mile radius of me and not one of them has a single 16 inch MacBook Pro in stock… coincidence? I think not pic.twitter.com/EQlRyQ8b6v
— Luke Miani (@LukeMiani) October 2, 2021
Alternatively, there is a possibility that due to the global chip shortage, Apple might have run into issues trying to secure inventory for the MacBook Pro, but it’s more likely than not that it could be due to the imminent refresh. Apple hasn’t sent out any invites or made any announcements regarding its plans for its next event, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, the rumors are claiming that Apple will introduce not one, but two MacBook Pros. One will be a 14-inch model, which will be a brand new form factor, and the other a 16-inch model. Both are rumored to sport brand new designs as well as the new M1X chipset, a possible variant/successor to last year’s M1.