The latest problem is the production of LCD panel. The 17-inch MacBook Pro discontinued around the year 2012, exactly the time they introduced the MacBook Pro Retina sceen. From Late 2012 onwards, Apple only produced Retina screen Macs (except MacBook Air, but the sales are great).
Regarding this, why did Apple discontinue the 17 inch MacBook Pro?
Rumors that Apple was going to dump the 17–inch MacBook Pro go as far back as April when Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, predicted that Apple was “likely to stop making” the large notebook because of weak sales.
Secondly, will Apple ever make a 17 MacBook Pro again? Yes, Apple once sold a giant 17-inch MacBook Pro, which it discontinued in 2012. Five years on, it’s even easier to build a powerful laptop than it was back then. Bringing back an unapologetically big, beefy MacBook Pro 17 could be just what Apple needs to make its laptops great again.
Also to know, when was the last MacBook Pro 17?
October 24 2011
Does Apple have a 17 inch laptop?
Apple discontinued the 17–inch MacBook Pro models in June 2012 when it announced its mid-2012 MacBook Pros. A 16-inch laptop display would be somewhat odd for a display size, as most laptops have display sizes of 13, 14, 15, and 17 inches. Currently, Apple’s laptops have display sizes of 12, 13, and 15 inches.