Rumor site AppleInsider is claiming that new Apple MacBook Pro part numbers have popped up in both Apple and channel resellers' inventory management systems, including Best Buy. Allegedly, one of the databases indicated that stock would be available this Friday, February 29th, which leaves this Tuesday as the only possible introduction date. New prices are in line with current models. UPDATE: Those model numbers belong to the Macbook standard, not the pro.
According to AppleInsider, the new MacBook Pros will have Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn mobile processors running up to 2.6 GHz, a MacBook Air-style multi-touch trackpad and prices that are exactly $1,999, $2,499 and $2,799.
However, I'd guess that we won't see new external designs, just new guts. If anything new was coming out of Jobs and Ive's kitchen, we would have been subjected to a boomtastic special Apple event. No? [AppleInsider]