Did Steve Jobs confirm MacBook Pro updates via e-mail?

The MacBook fans are getting restless, as evidenced by the ongoing hand-wringing about possible updates to the popular laptop line.

The MacBook fans are getting restless, as evidenced by the ongoing hand-wringing about possible updates to the popular laptop line. After all, the last overhaul of the aluminum MacBook Pro line came way back in June 2009. Since the start of 2010, with a new family of Intel CPUs to draw from, many have said the time seems perfect for some new components, if not a new outright design.

Perhaps more importantly, it seems that Apple's Steve Jobs has taken to e-mailing curt answers to some of the inquires he receives from fans. None of these typically monosyllabic responses can be confirmed as actually coming from Jobs (although some have been published with convincing-looking header info), but they're widely reported, and seem to be in line with the company's thinking.

According to MacRumors.com, a reader of that site reports that he contacted Jobs via e-mail to say, "I recognize the need for secrecy, etc., but I am really losing heart in the lack of vision for the MBP and Mac Pros. Not expecting a response but as someone who has personally switched dozens of people onto the Mac way, this is a sad e-mail for me to compose."

The purported single-line response was, "Not to worry."

Naturally, this should be taken with a grain of salt, but if that is an actual Jobs response (no word on if it was sent from his iPad), it seems that the clamoring hordes of MacBook fans may have something to look forward to in the near future.

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