Apple recently announced the 2011 MacBook Air, and now its seems that Apple may have another ultra thin MacBook in the works which will come with a 15 inch display.
The news comes from Mac Rumors, and apparently the new ultra thin 15 inch MacBook is in the late stages of testing, although it isn’t clear whether it will be called the MacBook Air or if it is designed to be a replacement for the MacBook Pro.
We have recently seen Apple remove DVD drives from the new Mac Mini, and now it would appear that Apple could have the MacBook Pro in its sights to remove the DVD drive, which would allow them to produce a much thinner MacBook Pro than the existing model.
It looks like Apple may want to get rid of the DVD as it did with the floppy disk, OS X Lion is the companies first operating system to ship without a DVD or physical disk, although it will be available via USB later next month.
Also with the launch of Apple’s new iCloud service, MacBook’s will need less storage as much of your music and video can be stored in the cloud, this would allow Apple to launch a new ultra thin MacBook Pro with a solid state drive as standard like it does with the MacBook Air.
Source Mac Rumors