If you are wondering what is coming around the bend in Apple-land, you’ll be happy to know thatOctober/November is becoming MacBook update season.  Notice how Apple is settling into yearly schedules on its products almost like the fashion industry?  November is Apple’s first fiscal quarter and the run up to the holidays makes having new kit much more tantalizing.

While the MacBook and MacBook Pros aren’t terribly out of date, holy@%#$! the Airs could use an update.

What if MacBooks’ optical drive went USB-external making the  consumer line very Air-y?  For the pros,  8GB of RAM, Core i3, 512GB SSD, 3G card built in…oh and how about a 15-inch MacBook Air with 1080P HD screen?