Ivy Bridge delay confirmed by Intel executive, manufacturing process to blame:

We’d heard rumors earlier this month thatĀ Intel would be pushing back the releaseĀ of its new Ivy Bridge processors, and now the company’s executive vice-president has confirmed the delay.

Not earth-shattering, but the Mac Pro line has been getting a bit long in the tooth; and this can only delay the introduction of any new models. I recently bought the fatest MacBook Pro, but have been drooling at the prospect of a 16-core machine for some time.