According to a new report, Apple has started removing its non-Retina MacBook Pro from show floors, indicating it may be gearing up to launch a refreshed version of the laptop. As reported by AppleInsider, some stores are no longer placing the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an optical drive on display, though it does remain in stock.
While the computer is still largely in stock and available to buy, some stores are no longer putting it out for shoppers to try in person, according to a tip received by AppleInsider and confirmed with follow-up checks with several Apple Stores around the U.S.
A clerk at an Austin location notably said that their store had pulled non-Retina units from the showfloor just last week, and that other stores were doing the same.
The optical drive-toting non-Retina MacBook Pro was last refreshed in 2012, so it wouldn't be altogether surprising to see Apple phase the model out for its Retina-equipped cousins. Likewise, it's rumored that we may soon see a refreshed MacBook Pro line sporting an OLED touch bar and more this year.