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While Intel's error on their latest chip design has certainly been the subject of much publicity, it has also unfortunately put a slight bump in the road of Apple's plans for a widely expected MacBook Pro refresh. However, there is some good news. The bump should only be slight, and any delay should only be minor.
In case you had missed it, Intel announced late last month that there had been a design flaw within all of its 6 Series Cougar Point chipsets -- which was caused by supporting new Sandy Bridge Core processors which had been on their way to mainstream laptops and desktops, such as the MacBook Pro and iMacs -- which would ultimately delay launches of those chips because of a lapse in production while the glitch was corrected.
AppleInsider is reporting that a person familiar with the matter is claiming that only some of the MacBook Pros were affected by the glitch, not all. The source is claiming that Apple has elected to make minor fixes to the logic boards of these models, however these changes would only mean a delay of less than two weeks.
It certainly looks like Apple may have received an early shipment of the Cougar Point chipsets from Intel, and any changes involve only tweaks to SATA ports that those MacBook Pros would use.
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