Apple can't stop loose lips
You've got to hand it to Jason O'Grady: He nailed a prediction this morning that Apple would upgrade its MacBook Pro laptop line to Intel's latest Core 2 Duo chips. Sure enough, the official announcement came shortly afterward.

While it's not an earthshaking surprise that Apple would keep upgrading its hardware with the latest chips available, it seems that ever since Apple switched to Intel chips, rumors about its hardware releases are on the rise. We have to wonder: Is this because partner Intel is a leaky boat? Or is it simply that because Intel releases chips on a set schedule, it's not hard to predict when Apple will get in line? (With IBM and Freescale, Apple's former chip suppliers, Apple was their lone consumer-PC customer, so it was a lot harder to guess when new chips would be ready.) Whatever the reason, it's worth noting that industry whispers about the famously tight-lipped Mac maker seem to be coming true faster than ever.
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