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.
If you’re in the market for a new Mac laptop in the coming months, you might be paying close attention to Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor, which is widely expected to power the next MacBook Pro line. The good news is that Intel’s dual-core CPU is finally shipping this month -- but when will they land in Mac laptops?
Good News Everybody! Snow Leopard is up an running on a computer rocking one of Intel's zippy next generation "Sandy Bridge" processors! That means a significant performance bump for the end-user! Now, the bad news: OS X only works with the new processor when forced to do so at gunpoint. Boo.