It appears Apple is making some changes to its lineup of MacBook Pros. Apparently, several Apple Stores in the US are already pulling out the non-Retina MacBook Pro from the showfloor. Chances are, this means the Cupertino company is retiring the legacy MacBook Pro.
This makes a lot of sense, considering the fact that the non-Retina MacBook Pro hasn’t been updated since 2012; that’s when the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays were officially introduced. By discontinuing the 2012 MacBook Pro, it may be an effort by Apple to streamline its MacBook Pro machines.
However, although many are reporting that the non-Retina MacBook Pro is being pulled out of stores in the US, the laptop is still listed on Apple Malaysia’s online store. On top of that, it still carries the new RM4,599 price tag that was revised back in April. For a laptop that was refreshed four years ago, that’s quite a steep price tag to pay.
Regardless, it’s entirely possible that the legacy MacBook Pro will be pulled out of Apple Malaysia’s online store soon enough. Once that is done, it’s likely that the laptop will go for a much lower price tag from other retailers. Hopefully, the discontinuation of the legacy MacBook Pro will signal the arrival of the new MacBook Pro, which may be introduced in Q4 2016.