WWDC 2012: The 17-Inch MacBook Pro Is Dead


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Apple announced some pretty amazing stuff at their WWDC 2012 keynote earlier today. They showed off OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and a whole slew of updates to their MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Most notable of all, they showed off the next-generation MacBook Pro with retina display. All in all, it was a pretty amazing day for Apple fans.

If you were paying attention, though, you may have noticed that there's one thing that Apple didn't announce: an updated 17-inch MacBook Pro. The non-retina MacBook Pro is available in 13-inch and 15-inch models only, and the retina display MacBook Pro is available only in a 15-inch model. So where's the 17-inch MacBook Pro? Well, it looks like they've killed it. When the Apple Store came back up following the keynote, the 17-inch MacBook Pro was nowhere to be found:

RIP MacBook Pro 17

So, while Apple fans have plenty to be excited about today, it's not all sunshine and roses. If you were holding out for a new 17-inch MacBook Pro, it looks like you're out of luck.