I currently have a late 2009 17" Macbook Pro and i am going to buy a new one soon, and i was wondering does anybody know when the next Macbook Pro will be released ? The latest one at the moment is late 2011 (october). I don't want to buy a Macbook Pro and then a new model comes out like a month after. I know there are rumors about a slim macbook pro (no optical drive) but i hope they are not true. I like my Macbook Pro at the moment and all i want is a bigger hard drive and faster processor (and the updated video cards and all of that) I don't want to lose the ethernet port or the optical drive !