In the last couple of months the launch of new Ivy Bride processor launch delayed twice, and the launch date leaks in the public before the actual launch of the processors. It now again reported that Intel was about to introduce its new Ivy Bridge processors in the public for desktop and mobile systems during the last week of April somewhere in between 22 to 28, and the new processors will be available in the market by April 29. Initially, it was reported that Intel was to launch the new Ivy Bridge processors in the start of this year, but again it was reported that the launch was delayed as Intel is facing issues with the production of new Ivy Bridge processor.
Ivy Bridge processors are the same chips that are announced to be making their ways into the latest generation iMac and MacBook series this year. It was reported by rumor mill that Apple had already delayed the new iMac and Macbook launch twice due to unavailability of the new processor in the market. However, now it is finally slated to be coming in the last week of April, so we can now expect the launch of new iMac and Macbook series somewhere in June or July.
Ivy Bridge processors will be announced in the 4th week of April, between April 22 and April 28. The announcement will include only quad-core models: mobile Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families, desktop Core i7, Core i5-3570K, i5-3570T, i5-3550, i5-3550S, i5-3450 and i5-3450S. The announced chips will be available for sale on April 29, and the reviews and benchmarks should be published on the same day.
The new chips are especially optimized by Apple to consume less power on the board and provide more performance on user end. If the new chips make their way to the market on the rumored date, then we will be able to see the couple of new Mac machines coming in next few months. According to the leaked Ivy Bridge chip schedule, the less power consuming chips will come by June 3, which means that there will be a slightly delay in the launch of new gen MacBook Air devices, while the neutral processors will make their way into the market before the less power consuming processors.