Apple’s laptop line has been due for a design change for quite some time; not counting the MacBook Air which is an entirely new product. The MacBook and MacBook Pro are due for moderate, if not groundbreaking changes.
The most significant changes will be coming to the MacBook, according to AppleInsider. It will be getting either an aluminum or stainless steel case makeover which would bring its design more in-line with the MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro is also set for a design change and will look more similar to the MacBook Air, although, there’s no way Apple can make it nearly as thin. It may get a black backlit keyboard and will have design similarities with the aluminum iBooks as well as the MacBook Air.
All this is to give the Mac product lines a more uniform appearance and will allow Apple to reuse more components on more of its products.
Apple is also said to be preparing the MacBook and MacBook Pros to make use of Intels new “Montevina” platform which will offer processors in speeds ranging from 2.26GHz to 2.8GHz and requires a new logic-board with a “Socket B” processor slot.
If you haven’t purchased that MacBook or MacBook Pro yet, hold off, it will be outdated come the end of the year. On the other hand, if you don’t mind having an “outdated” model, discounts are already being offered.