Yes, it's not exactly a state secret that Apple will update its MacBook laptops sometime in the future, but the key here is the timing, that is, before Christmas. Moles inside Apple have indicated that the 13-inch MacBook and the 15- and 17-inch MacBookPro have all been given the go-ahead to use Intel's Core 2 Duo processor and that it's just a matter of time until Apple hits the "go" button, much like the one in Endless Mike's car in The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Latest hints point to a release sometime around Thanksgiving, giving Mommy and Daddy Consumer plenty of time to shop.
Nobody knows if the MacBook and MacBook Pro will be updated simultaneously, but guys who professionally guess things don't expect much of an update to either laptop save for the processor. Apparently, Intel shipped Apple a bunch of Core 2 Duos at the end of August, but Apple chose to use them for its iMac. Let's give a round of applause to hearsay!