Start here: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/07/14/apple_may_get_intels_sandy_bridge_cpus_sooner_than_expected.html So the big itch between Apple and Intel this last year's go round was that Apple wants to have the flexibility of using external GPUs of its own specification, we saw this result in a bit of delays for new MacBook Pros for example. This generation Intel does the unthinkable to Apple and MORE tightly couples the CPU and GPU into a SOC a system on a chip. Well guess what, Apple has its OWN SOC these days, the A5. That they are VERY good at programming for. After 5 years of heralding the jump to Intel as the savior of Apple, is it so inconceivable that Apple could start moving to the A5 in Laptops and even down the road to the Desktop? I don't know, but I know this tight integration is great for Intel in the PC world but not so hot in OSX world. Could be an interesting year.