If it is true, blame the end of the 17-inch MacBook Pro on weak sales.
According to Mac Rumors, research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a decent track record on Apple product predictions, and Kuo estimates just 50,000 17-inch models account for the 3.1 million notebooks sold by Apple in the first quarter of 2012.
Is the death of Apple's super-sized laptop being greatly exaggerated? The emergence of affordable large displays users can tap at home or at the office makes it is harder to justify the cost of the big lug. And the weight?