However despite its low supply among authorized retailers of Apple, the same devices are still in stock at the official online store and the physical retail outlets of Apple. With the lower inventory, some speculations have emerged that the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 may be on its way. The MacBook Pro 2012 will reportedly come with a number of notable features and will have a similar design as the MacBook Air, which will be released without an optical drive.
Although the upcoming design of the MacBook Pro 2012 remains uncertain for the moment, Apple will reportedly release the latest upgrade to the Mac OS X by summer. The upcoming upgrade, the Mountain Lion 10.8, will feature a design similar to the iOS.
It may be possible that the Mac OS X will be unveiled before the MacBook Pro 2012 will be introduced by the company into the market.
Amid the possible release of the MacBook Pro 2012, Apple may have to deal with the release of a number of Windows-powered laptops that will be more reasonably-priced. Reports have hinted that the upcoming ultrabook offerings will feature new designs as well as a lower price tag. These upcoming ultrabook offerings will likely compete with the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 especially if it will feature a design similar to that of the MacBook Air.
The latest operating system of Microsoft is also set to be released in the third quarter of the year, which would possibly result to some changes in the release schedule of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 according to some industry watchers.