For most computer makers a simple processor update isn’t a big deal to consumers. If Dell tosses a recently announced CPU in a notebook, most people don’t think much about it. When Apple changes something though, the hoards of fans get very excited.
Some Apple fans are probably giddy right now after an email from Intel sent to members of the Intel Retail Edge program was sent out showing a MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i5 CPU up for grabs. The email invited the members to enter to win one of two new MacBook Pro notebooks with the Core i5 processor.
Those processors went official at CES and have yet to be officially announced by Apple. I would bet that Apple isn’t happy with Intel right now; the company likes to play its cards very close to the chest. I bet we hear more later in the month at the rumored Apple event.