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Apple readying up Ivy Bridge powered 2012 MacBook Pro range?

It has been determined via several retailers that shipments of 2011 model 15-inch MacBook Pros are slowing down including variants that are based on higher processor clock speeds, which is indicative that Apple is lowering production in preparation for the new 2012 model roll-out.

It’s not uncommon that we see Apple adopting new technologies relatively early on and as we all know, Intel has its 22nm “Ivy Bridge” processors on standby for a very near launch. It is being reported that the new MacBook Pro launch is imminent and could potentially happen as early as this month.

With Apple typically being a Fort Knox of retained information we’re still left fishing for info on the new MacBook Pro range, but a number of previous reports have indicated that they will closely resemble Apple’s ultra-slim MacBook Airs.

It’s being rumoured that the new MacBook Pro could be powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3820QM or Core i7-3720QM quad-core processors which have integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics, and with options also available for discrete graphics.

KitGuru says: The above leaked picture holds little weight in terms of authenticity, but with 13, 15 and 17-inch models on the cards we have to wonder with that little tacker on the far left if there’s an 11-inch Pro coming as well.

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