The MacBook Pro is currently undergoing some shortages in resellers which may be an indication of an updated version coming soon. Spotted by AppleInsider, third party resellers of the MacBook Pro are starting to show some major shortages in the stock, perhaps most notable being Best Buy who have actually gone as far as halting all online orders for the 2.4 GHz 15 inch model which is a pretty good indication that this model could soon be discontinued. Other sellers such as J&R Electronics and MacConnection are also experiencing shortages of the 15 inch model of the MacBook Pro.
The news comes as rumors swirl about a new 15 inch completely redesigned version of the MacBook Pro which is thought to take design influences from the MacBook Air. While a revamp to the MacBook Pro line has been rumored for a while, the shortages of stock and the expectation of an April launch for the revamped 15 inch version could point towards something significant.
In addition, the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chips are set to launch in the coming weeks which is also a very good reason for Apple to launch updated versions of the MacBook Pro incorporating these chips. In addition, the possibility is there for Apple incorporating HiDPI Retina Displays in the new MacBook Pro models and even dropping the optical drive.
Be aware, however, that the Apple Store is not yet showing any delays in orders for the 15 inch MacBook Pro, so the shortages in resellers may just be a blip.