Next likely update for Macbook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MikeyTree, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    Does anyone have an inkling of when MBPs are likely to be updated again? I'd like to buy one, but I'm deciding whether to wait a few months first.

    Have there been any hints of a new chipset that can take more than 3 gigs ram, screen updates, or more dramatic updates?
  2. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...
    They just got updated.

    You'll be waiting for a long time.

    Edit: Maybe September, October.
  3. ModestPenguin macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2006
    My guess is the next update will be an enclosure update and it will be a while. I think that the MBP needs to catch up to the MB when it comes to enclosures...
  4. whosgotsoul macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Intel will release the Santa Rosa platform in April...Mac will probably intro Santa Rosa into the Macbooks/MBPs a few months later.

    I'm just going to get a Macbook Pro now and be satisfied for at least 2 or 3 years!

    I can't see Apple releasing a platform that will make the current MBPs extinct in the next 3 years.

    ***Is there a possibility that Apple will announce iLife 07 or a price drop within the next month?
  5. manosaurus macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2006
    I'm holding out for one with a built in toaster and/or a nail gun.
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Yes, as soon as Santa Rosa hits -- the update should be almost as soon as the various chips his Apple's required volume level.

    And with just about everything but the XServe/Pro running the same chips -- the volume Apple needs is going to be big, and likely phased in over a couple months.
  7. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    The earliest I can imagine a new MBP being out is June. It wouldn't make sense to release one before then (financially). As for Leopard, it probably won't be out before March. I'm imagining now that both iWork and iLife will come out the same time that Leopard does.

    That's my two cents.
  8. /"\/oo\/"\ macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    the current mbp was introduced in October, but was really more of a revision to the original (which was introduced a year ago). I'd imagine that apple is itching to get it into a new and (somehow) more innovative enclosure as it's essentially using the same enclosure as the powerbook from a good 3 years ago. Like others, I can't see apple changing the case without an entirely new chip from intel, at which point we'll probably see some other significant changes.

    All that said, my guess would be May at the earliest (also perfect timing for the release of leopard), but you never know with apple.

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