Today, Apple shipped sealed pallets of products to some dealers. The pallets have strict warnings against breaching the integrity of the sealed pallets, which can mean only one thing: a product refresh. And the products most likely to be refreshed this week based on rumors and the current shipping time frames on the Apple Store online are the MacBook Pros.
It’s that time of the year again—the time when Apple starts refreshing all of their products. First up is MacBook Pro. It’s nice to see Apple back in their old style of shipping new products in mysterious packaging before they are announced. Not only does this add to the excitement for everyone involved, it makes it as easy as possible to get your hands on the newest Apple gear as quickly as possible.
Just to be clear, the image above is not of the packages that may be arriving in stores today, but of a similar package of unannounced Power Macs back in April, 2005.
Still, there’s nothing official from Apple regarding when we can expect this announcement to be made. The package warnings indicate that they are not to be opened until after instructed from Apple, which gives us no clue whatsoever. The Apple Store Online indicates that MacBook Pros are no longer shipping within 24 hours, but 3-5 days. So, you can bet that it’ll be soon—within the week for sure, possibly even tomorrow, because Apple doesn’t seem to trust anyone. Details on what’s new are nonexistent as well. Anyone care to venture a guess? Other than a new Intel processor and other minor bumps across the board, I’m not sure what to expect.
Or maybe that’s just it? Stay tuned.