Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro to become slimmer by removing the optical disc drive, with 13- and 15-inch models in production for initial monthly shipments of 100,000-150,000 units, reports “DigiTimes” (, quoting unnamed sources at Apple’s supply chain partners.

However, despite the slim profile, the new devices will feature more advanced specs than the MacBook Air when it comes to CPU performance and storage capacity, the article adds. Production for the next-generation MacBook Pro has already begun with shipments to Apple arriving this month, says “DigiTimes.” Monthly shipments will eventually climb to 900,000 units from the 100,000-150,000 units targeted initially, the article adds.