Apple will release new MacBook Pros to celebrate Steve Jobs' birthday, said reports citing several insiders.

Jobs, Apple's co-founder and chief executive, turns 56 on February 24, and this birthday will be celebrated with new Apple Mac books being released in every iStore.

Apple is expected to announce a MacBook Pro refresh this week featuring machines that are thinner and lighter, and have zippy new Intel processors and better screens. The favored date for the new MacBook Pro line-up is Thursday, February 24, according to MacRumors.

BGR reports the new MacBook Pro models are rumored to come with larger trackpads and an SSD which will house Mac OS X (with everything else remaining on a regular hard disk drive). MacBook Pros will weigh less than current models.

Packages of the new models are being reportedly delivered to resellers and Apple Stores, and they will be unwrapped on Steve Jobs' Birthday, stated other media reports.

Last week, Steve Jobs was with President Obama with a group of Silicon Valley leaders. Other updates on Steve Jobs indicated that he is in Stanford Cancer Center, and is scheduled to undergo new round of treatments.