Intel’s Ivy Bridge mobile CPUs for Apple’s next MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models due around May

“VR-Zone leaks a roadmap for Intel’s next generation mobile processors, called Ivy Bridge. Apple currently uses Intel’s mobile Sandy Bridge processors in its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.

“Ivy Bridge will offer a number of benefits for Apple’s notebook lines, opening the door to quad-core processors in the 13-inch MacBook Pro and bringing significantly faster graphics and new OpenCL capabilities to the MacBook Air,” Kim reports. “The new processors will include the improved Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics chipset.”

Kim reports, “Apple’s choice of processors may depend on how dramatically it redesigns the MacBook Pro next year. Rumors have persisted that Apple is working on ultra-thin models that may represent a complete overhaul of some of the MacBook Pro models, making them more Air-like in design.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. What does this mean as far as new MacBook Air and Pros getting them? If Intel makes these available in May, will they be in MBA and MBPs in time for a September/October release? Or does Apple typically take longer to integrate/test new chip releases?

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