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MacBook08
Aug 16, 2008, 11:10 PM
I really would like to know what everyone thinks. When the next MacBook is released in the next month or so, will it be available in stores right after its release or will we have to wait a couple of weeks?

Also, will you buy it immediately or wait a little while? For me, I've been waiting so long, that I'd buy it the second it's available. I'm just crazy like that! I figure Apple will take care of us if anything happens to go wrong.:apple:



groovdudeyo
Aug 16, 2008, 11:51 PM
im gettin it right away! this will be my first mac of any kind and im gonna buy it the second its available which should be in september. all the stores will have the new macbook before the event but they can only start selling them that day. heck for all we know the stores might already have em'!!

jaredtomas
Aug 16, 2008, 11:53 PM
I don't know how much longer I can wait! Arghhh.

MacBook08
Aug 16, 2008, 11:55 PM
im gettin it right away! this will be my first mac of any kind and im gonna buy it the second its available which should be in september. all the stores will have the new macbook before the event but they can only start selling them that day. heck for all we know the stores might already have em'!!

ME TOO!!! GREAT POINT! The idea of the stores already having them fills me up with gobs and gobs of EXCITEMENT!!!:D

iwuzbord
Aug 16, 2008, 11:56 PM
dont get your hopes up so high. its not a definite yet.
call me stupid or whatever, but i couldnt wait to get my macbook, so i got it. last week.
and if it is introduced, there is no way to know if it will be sold that day. usually with macs, apple waits a few weeks before sale.

and keep in mind that apple events in september usually focus on ipods, not macs.

im not trying to crush your hopes and dreams, im just being realistic.

MacBook08
Aug 17, 2008, 12:05 AM
dont get your hopes up so high. its not a definite yet.
call me stupid or whatever, but i couldnt wait to get my macbook, so i got it. last week.
and if it is introduced, there is no way to know if it will be sold that day. usually with macs, apple waits a few weeks before sale.

and keep in mind that apple events in september usually focus on ipods, not macs.

im not trying to crush your hopes and dreams, im just being realistic.

Yeah, you could be right but the MacBook is nearing the end of it's cycle. Even if it's not redesigned, Apple has to do at least something to it. Let's hope a redesign is in order as part of the "product transition.":apple:

groovdudeyo
Aug 17, 2008, 12:08 AM
well stop being so realistic. lol anyway why would they have a big new macbook event only to sell them a few weeks after? and the stores besides apple that sell macbooks have released the fact that apple isnt shipping out the current macbooks anymore which is almost always because of an upcoming release. anyway i dont really care if they some giant leap in hardware with the next one i just want it to look cool!

ll PiStoNs ll
Aug 17, 2008, 02:32 AM
well stop being so realistic. lol anyway why would they have a big new macbook event only to sell them a few weeks after? and the stores besides apple that sell macbooks have released the fact that apple isnt shipping out the current macbooks anymore which is almost always because of an upcoming release. anyway i dont really care if they some giant leap in hardware with the next one i just want it to look cool!

When the ipod touch was announced september 5th last september, they said that they will be in stores september 22nd. On september 9th me and my buddy call apple right after school and they had them so we drove in and got one. What this means is that its possible they could announce it and say it will come out a little bit later just so people dont flock the apple stores.

groovdudeyo
Aug 17, 2008, 07:21 PM
thats pretty freakin awesome if they did that im think ill have to try it. i hope the new macbooks dont come out too soon cause i wont have the money for a while.(im 14)

Winter Charm
Aug 17, 2008, 08:00 PM
ME TOO!!! GREAT POINT! The idea of the stores already having them fills me up with gobs and gobs of EXCITEMENT!!!:D

so does anyone know of any twisted apple store managers that are willing to sell it to me before the release date??? i cant wait to take a hammer to my windows pc :D

*Sandy*
Aug 17, 2008, 08:18 PM
so does anyone know of any twisted apple store managers that are willing to sell it to me before the release date??? i cant wait to take a hammer to my windows pc :D I have a friend Manager, who will sell the demo of any new item, I was the first to have the G4 20" imac and everything since :)

iToaster
Aug 17, 2008, 08:26 PM
For a radically redesigned product, there's not a definite answer. Speed bumps are available in-store the same day, but for a new product it can take up to a month to ship, though it will be in stores earlier than it ships to online orderers.

alphaod
Aug 17, 2008, 08:31 PM
I really would like to know what everyone thinks. When the next MacBook is released in the next month or so, will it be available in stores right after its release or will we have to wait a couple of weeks?

Also, will you buy it immediately or wait a little while? For me, I've been waiting so long, that I'd buy it the second it's available. I'm just crazy like that! I figure Apple will take care of us if anything happens to go wrong.:apple:

Sometimes it's available immediately, sometimes not. For example for the MacBook Air, it was 2 weeks after the announcement that it was released, but the Peryn refresh, it was available immediately.

groovdudeyo
Aug 17, 2008, 08:35 PM
I'm just crazy like that! I figure Apple will take care of us if anything happens to go wrong.:apple:

what did you mean by this? just curious

sn00pie
Aug 17, 2008, 08:46 PM
My local Best Buy ran out of MacBooks, and as far as I know there are no more on the way in the next week or two.

It doesn't make sense for Apple to miss out on the back to school rush like this. If there's none in the next week or so, I may have to break for a Vista powered laptop, which I don't really want to do, but am leaning toward thanks to my student finances. :p

groovdudeyo
Aug 17, 2008, 09:36 PM
ya i agree i need a laptop to start high school with. a lot of the classes are online. i sure hope the new macbooks are out in time!!!

cristo
Aug 17, 2008, 09:42 PM
ya i agree i need a laptop to start high school with. a lot of the classes are online. i sure hope the new macbooks are out in time!!!

What sort of school do you go to that requires all students to have laptops? I think that's a slight (huge) over-exaggeration.

groovdudeyo
Aug 17, 2008, 09:47 PM
they dont require it and its an independent study high school and if i cant make it to the school(for sports and music and such) its extremely handy to have. instead of having to always do it on my comp at home that runs on xp and freezes all the time.

MacBook08
Aug 17, 2008, 10:19 PM
what did you mean by this? just curious

Well, a lot of people tell me it's a good idea to wait for them to work the bugs out on new products but I trust Apple enough to know that the new MacBook will be totally awesome right from the start.

groovdudeyo
Aug 18, 2008, 10:00 AM
unlike microsoft who rushes their products out without testing or anything.

Winter Charm
Aug 18, 2008, 11:32 AM
Well, a lot of people tell me it's a good idea to wait for them to work the bugs out on new products but I trust Apple enough to know that the new MacBook will be totally awesome right from the start.

i do too.. i mean you know apple doesnt release things until they are tested by others so that apple products get it right the first time - a good example is going to be the quad core chips - we wont see them in macbooks and the MBP until an estimated 2010. but they will not have overheating issues which i can garuntee many windows laptops will have :apple:

sn00pie
Aug 18, 2008, 11:58 AM
There's mixed stories regarding Apple and Rev.A products. Some people get nothing but problems, while some are still using there Rev.A products today without any problems.

doctajay
Aug 18, 2008, 05:48 PM
unlike microsoft who rushes their products out without testing or anything.

lol true, but after this iphone 3G debacle, it seems like apple is following suit.

sn00pie
Aug 19, 2008, 01:17 AM
lol true, but after this iphone 3G debacle, it seems like apple is following suit.
and don't even start with MobileMe. ;)