One word: The iPad. The iPad can be construed as a competitor to the MacBook Pro. It wouldn't make sense to release two products that can be somewhat competitors to each other so close together. Apple isn't going to give you the choice of either getting a new laptop or getting an iPad, and in fact, they will ride this out all the way to Christmas (anyone seeing an iPad 3GS by Christmas?). Sorry guys, no Arrandale any time soon, bookmark this thread so I can say "told ya so" in 2011.