With the disclosure coming from Intel that it is about to initiate its regular shipment of the Sandy Bridge processors, the question arises as to how much time will Apple take to shift the MacBook to the latest Intel chips? It has to be remembered that earlier with the start of the shipments of the Intel Core i5 and i7 processor technology, Apple had started incorporating the processors in its laptops and PCs pretty soon.

It is believed that Apple is sure to upgrade 15- and 17-inch versions of MacBook Pro to the new Sandy Bridge chips as soon as possible. When Intel introduced Intel Core i5 and Core i7 in the market, the processors were very successful. Apple needs to move its MacBook laptops to the latest Sandy Bridge chips and that too very fast. The best thing that can happen after Sandy Bridge is believed to be a chip code named Ivy Bridge. This is likely to be made available by the mid of 2012. In the mean time, Apple therefore needs to upgrade its Mac products with the Sandy Bridge silicon to stand competition with the lighter and sleek versions of the MacBook as produced by other companies.