Apple Store down: new MacBook Pros incoming?

The Apple Store is down, and given the persistent rumors about a MacBook Pro line refresh you can't really blame us for hoping there's some Core i7 action happening.  These updates always get the rumor mill churning – and occasionally for no good reason, with nothing new to show for it – but April 13th is a date we've heard mention of repeatedly in connection to a new line of MBPs.

The update is expected to include Intel's Core i7 chips and span a price range of around $1,799.99 to $2,299.99 according to some leaks from online retailers.  Apple's current MacBook Pro line is well overdue a refresh; they were initially expected to be among the first to use Intel's mobile Core i7 processors.

We'll be keeping an eye on the Apple Store, but we're not expecting any change – based on past behavior – for 90 minutes or so.  Anybody been saving up for a new Core i7 MacBook Pro?