New MacBook Pros Are Incoming With Faster CPUs But Little Else [Report]

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On average, Apple updates their MacBook Pro line every 215 days. It’s been 203 days since the last MacBook Pro update introduced us to the new Sandy Bridge models with their awesome new Thunderbolt ports.

It’s been 203 days since the last MacBook Pro update. Guess what’s incoming? That’s right: a speed bump!

Apple Insider says:

According to people with proven insight into Apple’s future product plans, the late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh will deliver marginal speed bumps to the notebooks’ Core i-Series of Sandy Bridge processors but will otherwise introduce no material changes over the existing models.

While precise timing for the update may change, those same people say the Mac maker currently anticipates an introduction of the refreshed line before the end of the month, possible following the close of the company’s Back-to-School promotion, which ends on September 20th.

So hardly a barn stormer, but good to know if you’re planning on an update in the next few days.