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New MacBook Pro Model Numbers Revealed? Launch Next Week?

Two reports posted today by Italian blogs SlideToMac and iSpazio suggest the new MacBook Pros might be released as early as next week, in five different models. The MacBook Pro line is due an update and several rumors in the past weeks pointed to a late February / early March release.

First off, SlideToMac [Google Translation] claims to have received exclusive information that the new MacBook Pros will be available next week, by Thursday or Friday. Five models will be available according to SlideToMac: two 13-inch models, two 15-inch models and one 17-inch model. SlideToMac also reports they’re not completely sure about the 17-inch version and that, according to their source, this won’t be a “simple upgrade” to the existing MacBook Pro family.

Similar information comes from iSpazio [Google Translation], which also posted model numbers received via email from an Apple employee:

  • MC720
  • MC721
  • MC723
  • MC724
  • MC725

iSpazio, however, reports the “new MacBooks” (most likely MacBook Pros) will be available “around the end of this month” and that shipments from Apple to retail stores will begin in the next few days. Currently, Apple is selling two MacBook Pro 13-inch models, three 15-inch models and only one 17-inch MacBook Pro.

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