Shipment Dates Have Slipped to June 6 for the 13-Inch MacBook Pro

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 4, when Apple executives will host a keynote to discuss a variety of new stuff, which may include new MacBook Pro models.

Expectations are high that Apple is going to launch new iPad Pro models, which may adopt the iPhone X’s minimized bezels and lack of a Home button, but there have also been grumblings that the company could be working up towards introducing new MacBook Pro models at the developers conference, too. The first hint of that possibility may have just been discovered by Mac Observer.

As the publication noted on Friday, the shipment dates for the 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar have slipped into June. Specifically, if you order one of the laptops now, the earliest shipment will go out on June 6. For those keeping track, that’s just a couple of days after the WWDC 2018 keynote.

It is also worth noting that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, along with the 15-inch equivalent models, have not seen a hit on their shipment dates just yet. That may stay that way all the way up until WWDC, or they could slip back, too.

In-store stock of the 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar is also hit-or-miss at the time of publication. Taking all of that into account, it would seem to suggest that Apple is starting to pull back on available inventory for that particular model.

If Apple does launch a new MacBook Pro model at WWDC next month, are you ready to upgrade?

Our Take

Reading the tea leaves as they are right now seems to suggest that maybe Apple is indeed working on a planned refresh for the MacBook Pro, but maybe it’s just the 13-inch model without Touch Bar that’s getting the mid-year attention. It seems unlikely that Apple would only update one of the models, but maybe we’ll be getting a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with minimized bezels and a new keyboard.

Fingers crossed!

[via Mac Observer]