Apple is expected to launch new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros which are going to be thinner & lighter design. These MacBooks are expected to launch in April “at the soonest” with an initial shipment of just under a million units. This is according to a report published by DigiTimes who was informed by Apple’s upstream supply chain.

Sources in Apple’s upstream supply chain indicated to DigiTimes that Apple will launch upgraded MacBook Pros as early as April, with about 900,000 units expected to be shipped at launch. A redesigned version of the 17-inch MacBook Pro is apparently not expected at launch, as it was not mentioned in Wednesday’s report.

That’s consistent with what AppleInsider detailed earlier this month, revealing that Apple will launch a larger 17-inch model later than the 15-inch model the company is said to be prioritizing. Apple employed the same approach when it redesigned its MacBook Pro lineup in 2008, as the lower-volume 17-inch model became available a few months later.

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