[Rumor] Apple Testing Ultrathin 15″ MacBooks

Last week we saw the refresh of Mac Book Pro series with the devices getting a faster processor and harddrive upgrades with GPU improvements. This time around a rumor is floating around the Ultrathin MacBooks making their way into the MacBook Family, filled with MacBook Pros and the MacBook Air.

We have been seeing a lot of UltraBooks these days from various PC manufacturers like Acer, HP and other biggies. According to Appleinsider Apple is testing a 15″ Ultrathin MacBook which will be an extension to the existing MacBook Air Family of Notebooks from Apple and Apple is believed to be developing a new Mac Book Pro Lineup for the next year which will not feature an Optical Drive. All the current MacBookPro’s consists of an Optical Drives while the MacBook Air’s only feature a Solid State Drive without an Optical Drive.

Apple’s next version of  MacBooks are expected to feature Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, slated to be released at some point in the first half of 2012.