12-inch Macbook Buy or Wait?

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  1. Bondadasorg macrumors newbie

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    I like the 12-inch Macbook, and want that or a similar notebook that is just as light. I notice the buyer's guide is neutral on the 12-inch macbook which I don't understand - given the upcoming refresh of the Macbook Pro and maybe the Air, it makes sense to wait until the end of October to see what Apple releases, right? So why would the rec from the buyers guide be neutral? In my case, I have a few other computers I can use until then so I'm not in a hurry. Curious what folks think? Buy or wait and why or why not, and why is macrumors neutral and not stating 'wait' or something like that? Curious what folks think. Thanks.
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Just wait, they could announce new ones today, next tuesday, november 1st.. At least then you know if anything got updated, became cheaper , etc.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    It's neutral because right now, the MacBook is about midway through it's refresh cycle. Given that we only have one "sample" of days between Macbook releases, it's not much to base off of, but I highly doubt the 12 inch MacBook is going to see updates this October.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Buy. It won't see an update until spring. The chances of a Macbook update in October-December is 0,00000000000000 ... 00001
     
  5. wbrat macrumors regular

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    Probably yes, but changes in pricing are not that impossible...
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    You are not used to buying Apple products I see... :D

    Short of Black Friday or similar days, you won't see major price changes.
     
  7. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    The new rMBP/MBA that are due for release won't effect the prices of the rMB at all.. So I say you are safe to buy now, maybe look into a refurb?
     
  8. zhenya macrumors 603

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    They are neutral because the rMB itself is unlikely to be updated. That said, at this point, if you don't need a new computer, I would wait and see what else is announced. Perhaps one of the new devices will interest you as I would expect the entire lineup to get considerably thinner and lighter.
     
  9. VR46 macrumors newbie

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    First post, when would you guys/girls expect the 2016 rMB to hit the Refurbished Store?
    Thanks,
     
  10. nightsurf macrumors newbie

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    I only got my macbook just few days ago. I almost want to wait for next year macbook, but eventually I caved in. If you need it right now and sure enough this macbook can handle your tasks, then most probably I inclined you to get it. cheers :)
     
  11. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    The buyers guide is pretty useless. But still, if I was in the market for a new laptop right now I'd be waiting to see what October brings.
     
  12. iDemiurge macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2015 model, but if I were to buy it now I'd wait till they support thunderbold and 4k at 60hz off that single port.
     
  13. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Why? Intel's new chips have been released for the Macbook. Could happen at any time Apple chooses.
     
  14. Bondadasorg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the input. Gave me a lot to think about, in a good way.

    I ended up ordering the upgraded i7 12-inch macbook and waited for last week's announcement before picking it up from Apple. The announcement didn't change any of that. I really dig the 12-inch, like the size and how it's only 2 lbs, and am not bothered by the lack of ports.
     
  15. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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    I believe that Apple Canada has increased the price and I have read others on the forums that there could be a premium in the price. I bought mine used and it has Apple Care until 2019 and got a great deal!
    I love this MacBook and totally happy with my purchase!
     
  16. aleni macrumors 68020

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    when you decide to buy the macbook now, get the m5, you'll not regret it. i got the m3, it's pretty slow and sold it. now im with m5 and it's amazing.

    my country has no apple store, so no return policy here.
     
  17. SumNextGai macrumors newbie

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    What kind of work were you doing to it? I have a the m3 model and it works fine for me.
     
  18. DNichter macrumors 68030

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    Have to second this. Then again, I am not doing much on the m3.
     
  19. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    Did some light Illustrator and 3D modeling and rendering on the M3, worked perfectly fine. But yeah, always get the best what you can get for your budget I suppose.
     
  20. fob macrumors member

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    Cannonlake will bring the biggest gains to the MacBook line. It will be like Ivy Bridge for MBA with a mainstream price and performance.
     
  21. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Butterfly version deux, when? I bet they're going to ditch the 3.5mm jack in favor of USB-C on both sides. And iPhone 8 will ditch Lightning for USB-C.
     
  22. aleni macrumors 68020

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    photoshop, 30cm x 45cm 300 dpi tshirt work. it works on the m5, but moving within image is a bit stutter, but it's fine.
     
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    right now i say wait for usbc 3.1 gen 2 or thunderbolt, right now it's just a really expensive accessory
     

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