Originally Posted by dave2012
If Ivy Bridge is released in April and Apple adopts it three months later then that's about 5 months time.
Except Apple won't be adopting it "three months later". They'll do it within a month of the launch date.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the chip release date is just for in-store purchases. Manufacturers get the chips in advance of that date.
And if Ivy Bridge is an Intel 'tick' release and unlikely to be significantly faster than Sandy Bridge
It's shown to have been. You'll have to wait for the computers to come out and see. Though why you'd bother buying a current Mac is beyond me. Do you really want to be saddled with an optical drive for seven years?