Rumor: Intel to Bring Forward Launch of Ivy Bridge Processors to April 23

According to industry sources for the infamous Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Intel is expected to shift the launch of its Ivy Bridge processors to Monday, April 23, nine six days sooner than the original date of April 29. Apple is expected to incorporate the new Ivy Bridge processors into its refreshed MacBook Pro lineup, which could enter production as early as next month.

Intel, which originally planned to announce its new Ivy Bridge processors on April 29, is expected to bring forward the announcement to April 23 with Asustek computer, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard (HP) all ready to release their second-generation ultrabooks starting in May, according to sources from notebook players.

Rumors about Apple working on an ultra-thin MacBook Pro have surfaced since last October, when the notebook reportedly passed its testing phase. A month later, parts for an ultra-thin MacBook Pro were discovered floating around at overseas suppliers.

Then, last month, similar news surfaced about Apple working on slimmer 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, which is likely why third-party resellers have started to experience shortages in stock of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apple is expected to launch its new MacBook Pros later this month or in May. Will you be purchasing a new Mac?

[DigiTimes via AppleInsider]

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