MacBook Pros to Launch on Steve Jobs' Birthday?

Steve Jobs might be off on sick leave, but the Apple CEO has been seen out and about around the Apple campus and remains involved in day-to-day operations. Now it looks as though Apple is planning to celebrate their CEO’s birthday with a new line of MacBook Pros.

According to reports, sealed packages of MacBook Pros are being delivered to retailers along with instructions to open them on February 24, Steve Jobs’ 56th birthday. Apple Insider cites sources familiar with the matter that say Apple is gearing up to announce new MacBook Pros this week and has warned retailers that opening the boxes earlier than Thursday could result in the store losing their licence to sell Apple products.

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting is scheduled for February 23, Wednesday, so it’s possible Apple will announce the laptops tomorrow, and start selling them on Thursday.  Not much is known about Apple’s plans for the MBP but rumors of Light Peak integration have been rife over the last week. We’ll have to wait and see.

Read the full story on Apple Insider.

  • jj463rd
    So he might make it to the same age as Adolf Hitler.
  • blackwidow_rsa
    Less on Jobs, more on the hardware please!
  • damianrobertjones
    Could we by any chance have an article with regards to the 10 NEW elite/Probooks that have just been announced? Surely that would be better news.
  • house70
    Good move, though... they need to make the launch before Jobs' death, otherwise it might not matter anymore. Pure marketing.
  • liveonc
    I just can't get myself to celebrate a person suffering poor health, unless I found out that he was trying to kill me.
  • hardcore_gamer
    I hate that kid
  • Jazzmain
    blackwidow_rsaLess on Jobs, more on the hardware please!Damn straight.
  • fellskrazykayaker
    Who cares about new MacBooks? The real news is the introduction of Intel's Light Peak.
  • I can't wait to see and touch the new MBP! I do think some of you need to think about Mr. job's family, when making such unkind remarks. As for me,I will keep him and his family in my prayers.
  • GreaseMonkey_62
    Because Jobs' ego isn't big enough, let's stroke it some more.