Apple Store down for MacBook Pro refresh

The Apple store is down for an update and for once we can be pretty sure what will be on offer once it comes back on-line.

The notoriously secretive company has been leaking like a colander recently with snaps of the imminent MacBook Pro refresh hitting on what seems like a daily basis.

The latest such leak, spotted on French fan site Mac4Ever, appears to confirm earlier rumours that Apple will be asking AMD to take on graphics duties on the 15 and 17-inch models.

The 13-incher will use the on-board GPU built into Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture.

Yesterday's seepage revealed that Apple's take on the Intel-developed Light Peak connectivity standard would be called Thunderbolt and eschews the technology's optic origins to rely on copper-based data transfers.

Apart from that, it's unlikely that there will be too many surprises, but we'll let you know what's what as soon as the Apple Store opens its doors.