Intel Ad Sparks Speculation of Next-Generation MacBook Pro Leak

A new ad for Intel's latest second-generation Core processors has been sparking rampant speculation across the Internet that the notebook pictured is Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro. Demonstrating the thin profile of and minor resemblance to the MacBook Air, the machine's desktop and application windows also have a Mac OS X-like feel.

The machine depicted in the ad is, however, pretty clearly a basic mockup of a generic notebook computer specifically intended to not be any particular machine or operating system currently available. The sleek designs offered by Apple are of course viewed by many as appealing, and thus even generic computer mockups for advertising purposes tend to have similarities to Apple's products.