updated 08:25 am EDT, Tue October 24, 2006
Apple stores close
Apple's online stores are closed ahead of rumored MacBook Pro updates. The stores have a "We'll be back soon. We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly" message on the front page. The store closings are typical of days Apple has product introductions. Late last night, reports an imminent release of Core 2 Duo-enabled versions of Apple's professional laptop line surfaced. The new versions may bring updated, faster Core 2 Duo "Merom" processors, while other reports indicate that larger drivers, faster DVD burnersa, and FireWire 800 may also be possibilities.