MacBook Pro production of 15-inch to debut in April, 13-inch in June

A recent report by Digitimes states that production will begin with 15-inch MacBook Pros in April, followed by 13-inch models in June.

The site indicates that Apple will have an initial target of 200,000 units for the 15-inch model, with more ambitious objectives for the 13-inch version: between 300,000 and 400,000 units.

Both versions of the MacBook Pros are expected to pack Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge chips, set for release by the end of this month.

Those chips include the Core i7-3720QM and Core i7-3820QM, both of which will feature Intel’s HD 4000 integrated graphics. Rumor has it that these chips could be included into the new MacBook Pros.

Although there is no official word on the 17-inch MacBook Pro, analysts speculate that only the 13-inch and 15-inch models will likely feature a redesign while the 17-inch version will maintain its current characteristics.