September has always been an Apple month. Thus, as the month approaches, more information about its upcoming hardware releases like the 2014 MacBook Pro surfaced. App Store even let out a teaser suggesting the release. Nonetheless, the release date has not been confirmed especially after reports of Intel's chip production delay.
Apple Store has started giving away zero percent financing deal in existing MacBook Pro models. According to analysts, it appears Apple is trying to boost the sales of its current line up in hopes of selling out stocks to make way for new ones. Apple has been clearing its inventory also offering gift cards to student and faculty when they purchase Macs.
The Cupertino tech giant went ahead with the release of the MacBook Air 2014. The new Air line offered minor bumps on the specs and speed. Analysts believe that Apple has been holding out for the MacBook Pro aiming for a big surprise. Apple appears to have grander ambitions for the Pro line. However, these ambitions may materialize just yet with problem concerning Intel's production.
Intel's line of 14-nanometer Broadwell chips will reportedly find their way to be in the iMac, MacBook Air and the Retina MacBook Por. However, Chinese website VR Zone (via MacRumors) suggests that the release of the chips may be delayed which can also affect the release of its accompanying hardware. Intel will commence production for the low power Core M processors this month in time for August release while the U and H Broadwell chip series will not start until late quarter. This may also mean that Broadwell U 2+3 dual-core chips with GT3 (HD 5000 or Iris) graphics to be used in the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will not be available until February 2015. Apple has not made any announcements when people can expect the official release of its Mac line.
Apple has a history of being the first in line with Intel chips thus any changes in Intel's production can affect the release of the MacBook Pro.