Good news everyone! According to a report from AppleInsider, the actual delays caused to the MacBook Pro refresh by the faulty Sandy Bridge chipsets should be quite minor. In fact, their source claims that it should only delay the refresh by about two weeks.
Also according to the report, one person familiar with the matter told AppleInsider that some, but not all, of the upcoming MacBook Pro models were effected by the delay. According to this source, Apple elected to make minor tweaks to the logic boards of the affected models, but the actual changes would translate to an actual delay of less than two weeks.
The report also mentions the now-common fact that supplies of the MacBook Pro continue to tighten even further, suggesting that the new machines are likely just around the corner. Additionally, Intel has officially announced that it will begin shipping the dual-core Sandy Bridge chips for notebooks on February 20th, with those chips expected to be used in the revised MacBook Pros.