Ivy Bridge Quad-Core Desktop and Mobile Processors Reportedly Launching on April 29

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    CPU World reports that Intel will be introducing a number of its new Ivy Bridge processors for desktop and mobile systems during the week of April 22-28, with availability set for April 29. The date had previously been cited as the launch for quad-core desktop chips, but the latest rumors indicate that several quad-core mobile chips will be making their debuts at the same time.


    Ivy Bridge chips scheduled for April 29 launch
    The new chips launching on April 29 seem to give Apple a number of options for upgrading its higher-end Mac lineup, including the iMac and MacBook Pro. But lower-power chips suitable for the MacBook Air will not arrive until June 3 based on the claimed timetable.
    On the MacBook Pro side, the Core i7-3720QM and 3820QM chips appearing on April 29 would appear to be the natural successors to the processors found in the current high-end 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple is, however, reportedly slimming down its 13-inch and 15-inch models, and it is unclear how those design changes will impact the company's selection of processors in the smaller models.


    Ivy Bridge chips scheduled for June 3 launch
    The June 3 launch will bring a significant expansion of availability for mobile computers, adding six dual-core mobile Core i5 and Core i7 processors and a pair of ultra-low voltage dual-core chips. Lower-end Core i3 chips are scheduled to follow in the third quarter of the year.

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  2. JAT
    macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    So, we can expect Apple updates by....October?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    Hopefully earlier, but you never know.

    Looking to get a new 27" iMac soon...:confused:
  4. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Some nice specs. here...Just a question of when. I think the delay has caused the lag in product updates...Hopefully we will see new machines before the end of the summer.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
  6. macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2009
    Portland, Or
    Would this include Mac Minis? I will be needing one in the next month. I'd hate to upgrade right before a release.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2009
    New MacBookPros

    How do we not know that they have been working with Apple and the laptop update will be the same week?
  8. macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2007
    Wirelessly posted

    Waiting patiently for updated mini ...
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    Its about time we get some Macbook Pro news. Stoked for next month.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Mr Fusion

    May 7, 2007
    I'd like to see an updated MacBook Pro lineup featuring these Ivy Bridge processors, a slimmer design (losing the optical drive but still big enough to fit in a good graphics card) and HiDPI screen by the time the back to school promotion kicks off in June.

  11. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    For people waiting for the MBA update, this might sound bad. But you can look at the positive: the longer it takes before it's updated, the more likely it is that it will have 8GB of RAM. Though I doubt they would miss that opportunity to begin with, it will also probably have better battery life. Plus who knows, maybe HiDPI? The more time that goes by, the more likely these things are.

    Oh and June is right in line with a summer release of Mountain Lion, so it seems likely that this is the right timetable.
  12. macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    Apple might release the Macbook Pro series during the last week of April. They tend to get access to latest Intel chips before everyone else.

    Also, there have been many rumours stating the production of a new line of Macbook Pro/Air that are expected to be released this April.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
    iMac for me this year! (before Christmas shopping I hope)
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2006
    At least some news...

    I've been waiting for a Mac Mini and iMac refresh to make my final decision.

    Anyway for those waiting on Mac Pro they will not be getting Ivy Bridge chips but Sandy Bridge E so you'll have to be waiting blind.
  15. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Is there still any chance of an early release of new Airs?
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2012
    Does it behoove Intel to work with one company and not others? I find it difficult to believe Apple is a big enough customer for them to do so. Unless Apple threw a dumptruck full of cash at them, which is entirely possible.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    My local Apple store is selling the current MBP's with up to €500 sale because a new line is coming. So I'm also guessing it'll be there around May-June.

    As for the iMac, I was also hoping the same. But from the comments above, it seems like I need to float that thought away.
  18. macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2011
    I'm patiently waiting for the new iMac !! Now if they can cram in a GTX 680 I'll be one very happy bunny ! :D
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Haha.. then I'll join ye hopping in the grass :D
  20. macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2002
  21. macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    and the wait continues... Its like a mirage...

    Macbook Pro... Coming in early April.... late April... mid May... early june... before Christmas...
  22. macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2012
    been waiting a while for some MBP news, so is the 29th april a pretty certain date? always looked like early april from previous rumours.. been giddy as a kipper for this MBP to come out...?
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    I'm considering a 13" MBP for college, but if it's going to use an Ivy Bridge processor, it might not be out in time :(
  24. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2011
    So do I have to wait till June....

    Am I reading this correctly that even faster processors will be released in late June? I wonder if Apple will do a stealthy bump in specs in Summer/Fall or can we expect to see this April MBP last a while?
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
    Better than Diablo III!:p

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