Intel Backtracks on i5 MacBook Pro Leak

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After reports surfaced on Wednesday that Intel leaked information about upcoming MacBook Pro models with Core i5 processors, the chip maker backtracked and said that the reference to Mac computers was a mistake.

The reference to unreleased MacBook Pro models that use Intel's Core i5 processors instead of its Core 2 Duo processors was included in some channel partner marketing materials where the laptops were offered as contest prizes. Apparently the prizes were actually supposed to be HP laptops running i5 chips, but internal communication issues led to the mixup, according to faq-mac.com (translation).

Intel has already reissued new promotional images to its channel partners showing HP laptops instead of MacBook Pro laptops, and even went so far as to apologize for any confusion the mix up may have caused.

The company isn't, however, saying exactly what happened to create enough internal confusion so that its own people thought the promotion included Apple's laptops instead of HP's.

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vpndev

MacBook Pro or HP??

Well, I certainly know which one *I* would prefer smile

Jeff Gamet

I’m thinking this may be a situation where Intel is handling business the way it always has in the PC world, and Apple is pushing to keep its new products surprises. Intel had to backtrack and claim there was a communication breakdown and internal misunderstanding, but they already let the news slip. I’m betting we’re going to see i5-based MacBook Pro models real soon.

wab95

I?m betting we?re going to see i5-based MacBook Pro models real soon.

And why wouldn’t we; HP have had them for awhile now and they already ship in iMacs, which are closer to laptops than they are to conventional desk tops. I too am betting real soon, like this month(?).

Sheldon Green

YES THIS DEF. MEANS NEW MBP FOR NEXTS WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT

Ryan

As usual, PC hand me downs for four times what the system is worth.

saintlouisranger

I have yet to see this mythical iMac with a i5 processor on board. I have seen a lot of specs. - heard a lot of talk - the actual box is still a no show. We did see a rumor of 27” with a i7 but, if the can’t get the iMacs with the i5s in them the chance of seeing a iMac with a i7 in the wild is close to zero…

wab95 just because it’s on a web page at the Apple store doesn’t mean it is really shipping. It is called ‘marketing’ and all of the ‘big companies’ are doing it. It is all the rage in the computer industry and electronics goodies in general.

wab95

@saintlouisranger:

Agreed. However, the i7 has already made it into HP laptops (HP Envy 15-1060ea Notebook PC with the Intel? Core? processor i7-720QM
? 1.60 GHz) hp envy 15-1060ea , so we know this feasible and it is hard to imagine that Apple will remain far behind.

saintlouisranger

However, the i7 has already made it into HP laptops (HP Envy 15-1060ea Notebook PC with the Intel? Core? processor i7-720QM
? 1.60 GHz) hp envy 15-1060ea

Two Envy units with i7 in store - demo use - both fried… NOT impressed at all…

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