13" MBP at WWDC or in near future

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jblack4083, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

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    Remember back when this article was posted:

    I think that at WWDC Apple will announce or release a 13" MBP to make up for the gap in size. Right now power users are stuck with getting a 15" notebook when many are very mobile and could use something more portable. Something like the 12" PB. This gap has existed for a while and they've worked with it. So if they will mend it i dont know but i think that something comes with these screens. They didn't put these new LED screens into the new Macbook update so its gotta go into something else. Why update teh macbook AGAIN right after they did this recent speedbump?

    I foresee:
    2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa) MBP
    13" Widescreen LED backlit
    2Gb of RAM (base)
    usual options for HD
    Same MBP case structure (the current case is known for that apple quality. the silver is whats associated with the pro line of mac noteboooks. They need to keep that image with these)

    The only reason i can see them waiting until later this year is because they might need to focus on Leopard and the iPhone at WWDC. Also they just did MBP updates and don't want to take away the shine from that. While something is new, people buy it because it's new so they don't want to stifle that. However at the same time since this would be a major happening and not just an update to an existing product, it is justified that they would wait until a big conference to unveil it.
     
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    IMO people who believe this are lying to themselves, but don't get me wrong, I'd love to be wrong.

    "I find it hard to believe Apple will release another mobile computer at WWDC. I believe it to be counter intuitive because another Mobile computer is likely to be more expensive and have a better profit margin.

    Apple would not want to cut into its sales or deal with a bunch of Apple customers calling/returning.

    snip..."

    my post from http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=310737
     
  3. Jblack4083 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats why I'm saying i don't know about WWDC It is a developers conference after all but sometime in the future i see something like this coming along. Near future
     
  4. showtime macrumors 6502

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    When things are released at WWDC do they become available to the public immediately?
     
  5. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the Mac Pro was.
     
  6. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    They were, but people who ordered them with the x1900 had to wait a long time to get them.
     
  7. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

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    I can't understand why they would make one thought, since the Macbook already exists and maybe that format doesn't do well with faster graphics. (A little faster than GMA 950 would work of course.)

    Updating Macbook as soon as 13.3" LED LCDs are available makes sense since it haven't got Santa Rosa yet.

    I could they could have made a case redesign where both lines had similair cases aswell.
     
  8. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    Looks like they haven't worked out the LED backlighting on their 17" screens, but I honestly think this means LED backlit Macbooks, not 13" MBPs. It makes so much more sense.
     
  9. eenu macrumors 65816

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    bumped into my old boss today that has dealing with Apple on a corporate level and his comments about my purchase of a new MBP.... "surprised you didnt wait for the solid state release at WWDC".

    Make of that what you will....
     
  10. meagain macrumors 68030

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    "Solid State Release" No clue what that means.

    Can anyone speculate when the LED will be in the Macbook? That's what I'm waiting for.
     
  11. nicolasmasset macrumors regular

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    Yeah, what does that mean, solid state?
     
  12. eenu macrumors 65816

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    clearly your not up on the recent rumors of solid state drives! It's kind of what people are expecting in an ultraportable.....
     
  13. chex macrumors regular

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    the ultraportable MBP has always been rumoured to come with a solid state HDD.

    I think Apple have a problem with product differentiation right now, I'm not sure how they could fit in a regular ultraportable MBP without killin gthe high end MB.

    One way they could do this is to release one with a solid state HDD, which would have less capacity than on the MB and perhaps without an internal optical drive; these features would make people need a real reason to have a pro ultraportable rather than the slightly more convenient but underpowered MB.

    It would need discrete graphics though, if it has X3100 then eventual macbook updates will kill it.
     
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    you miss the point.....read what i wrote again in post 9....
     
  15. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    personally i hope for somthing more like the OQO but with multi touch...

    OQO is a great idea in my opinion, if apple could get a good price point theyd have a winner for sure

    biggest problem with current OQO = Vista

    [​IMG]
     
  16. chex macrumors regular

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    whut

    you said there's going to be a solid state release, and I said that all rumours point to the ulraportable having a solid state HDD

    what exactly is your point
     
  17. eenu macrumors 65816

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    that it is going to happen next week (According to my source)
     
  18. chex macrumors regular

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    ah, ok

    my post was actually in response to they guy that asked what 'solid state' meant, but you posted while I was typing it up
     
  19. eenu macrumors 65816

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    ah, ok :) bit of confusion there :p
     
  20. Jblack4083 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why doesn't it make sense if they just updated the MacBook's a week or two ago? That's why I think it's not going to be used for the MacBook and for something else.
     
  21. eenu macrumors 65816

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    there is a difference between MB, MBP and an ultraportable. Look at the pics posted above.
     
  22. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    If they do this at WWDC, they're going to have a host of pissed-off buyers and 1-week open-box product returns.

    I won't be one of those folks, because I'm just not at all interested in an ultraportable, but this rumor about a UP at WWDC makes me question some of Apple's recent judgement calls---starting with iPhoneWorld 2007. Then, 1.5x the normal update time on new machines, delivering (sometimes) negligible updates (e.g., MacBook), changing the company name, delaying the OS in favor of the new gadget (which makes perfect financial sense for them but makes a strong statement about priorities at the same time).... Shouldn't they just call the next version of iLife/iWork "08"?

    If they introduce an ultraportable at WWDC, they would be well advised to call it something other than "MacBook Pro". Associating the new product with the MBP line won't sit well with some recent buyers (& especially recent switching buyers) who may have otherwise opted for the UP. Calling it an entirely new product line would be technically moot but psychologically relevant.
     
  23. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Surely any introduction of ultra-portable would be a new product and not a MBP lite. Hence I fail to see why anyone would be ticked off.
     
  24. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that's exactly what I mean. If they market it as a totally new product, not so many folks get upset. If they associate it with the MBP line, like a lot of forum posters have been doing, it will strike some buyers as sandbagging.
     

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