Next MacBook Pro update might be ultra-thin and ditches optical drive

Rumors are heating up on the Internet on Apple readying a 15″ ultra-thin Mac notebook similar to existing MacBook Air. This is the likely update to Apple’s MacBook Pro range, bringing similar look across all its notebook models.

We are predicting that the next MacBook Pro update will follow some design choices in MacBook Air. The new MacBook Pro is likely to ditch the optical drive, with the use of integrated SSD a prefered option for internal drive. MacBook Pro is likely to sport Thunderbolt, Firewire 800, USB 2 and Gigabit Ethernet as standard ports.

We expect Apple to offer the new MacBook Pro in 13″, 15″ and 17″ display and will release them later in the year before the Christmas shopping season.