13" MBP rumors

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  1. bektravels macrumors regular

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    Hi All, I guess this has probably already been covered but I thought I'd put it out there...

    I was in my local apple store buying some stuff and I asked the guy behind the counter what the deal was with 13" MBP's... He said that apple where developing one and that it was not too far away, but not that close either. He said that it was likely to have a solid-state/flash-type HD around 60/80gb. I thought that sounded pretty flippin' sweet.

    Anyone heard anything else?
     
  2. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    i doubt a guy working at an apple store told you that...
     
  3. bektravels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Eerrm, he was and he did...
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    erm, if Apple is working on one some random worker at a retail store isn't going to know **** about it.

    He's either ********ting you or you're ********ting us (considering you just joined).
     
  5. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    than he was messing with you if apple was working on something like that they wouldnt tell the retail workers that.
     
  6. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    Take it easy guys. Its possible that the apple store guy was a fellow forum reader and mac enthusiast.
     
  7. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Let's Assume...

    Let's then assume that you were Casually Talking and it came up as "a likely Option" for Upcoming machines.... an APPLE Employee Locally would not have any "concrete" info on such things... :eek:

    However, it would be on the new Christmas Wish List for sure as Flash Drives are getting Bigger and Cheaper all the time!! That would be an obvious next step.. at least I think so.... :cool:
     
  8. bektravels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, well what-ev's, I'm just keen for a baby MBP to replace my baby powerbook, so I'm happy cling to any bit of hope:)
     
  9. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    Whilst that would seem very very cool, I would doubt it too...

    However, it's always nice to have a little hope :)
     
  10. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Eerrm, the guys in the Apple Stores know absolutely nothing. And by nothing, I really mean nothing. People here on MR have a much better sense of what is going on than the "Geniuses" in the stores. The measley retail guys are the ones that find out last.
     
  11. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    PS: Are you serious? Do you have ANY idea how expensive a 60, much less 80 gig flash drive would cost?
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    No offense, but the guy who told you this is a retard. There's no way a 60-80GB Flash drive would work out at the current technological stage it's in. For starters, it's too costly, and manufacturers are still looking at how to get around the 1 million write-cycle limit.

    Furthermore, Apple Store employees know very little. Even the "genius" has been known to be quite wrong at times.

    Finally, did you ask him how he knew this? Don't you think there would have been more buzz about this if a part-time, bottom-of-the-totem pole guy knows about it? He's not exactly one of Apple's marketers, designers, or executives. Before getting your hopes up, you should have thought about this.

    Now, I too am hoping a smaller notebook comes along. However, if we expect it to have Flash, it will be at least 18 months away. Flash needs to come down in price and address the write limit in order to work well for computers. The only reason it works well for thumb drives, iPods, PDAs, etc, is because you don't write new stuff on those every 30 seconds.
     
  13. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, they don't even know if their own store has iPod touches or not :D
     
  14. bektravels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heheh, you guys all take things pretty seriously... Obviously I should get a better source:)
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well...many of us would like a product like this (smaller though, maybe 12 or 11"). You got our hopes up with your thead title, and then dashed them with "an Apple Store guy told me..."
     
  16. masse macrumors 6502a

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    He's probably right though...

    It's perfectly likely that apple will make a product like this...or at least similar in some way. and "not to close but not too far away" means absolutely nothing.

    Don't count on getting one in your hands in the next year.
     
  17. netdog macrumors 603

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    There is really no need for an attack here. Just a thought.
     
  18. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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    I desperately want this to come out so badly I will pay $3000 for it if it came out right now.

    PS-Only if it came with a $1500 education discount
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I've heard rumours of the 13" MBP since the 15" and 17" MBPs were first released.


    What this salesperson told you was likely true, but only because it's inevitable, and so obvious. However, when this will happen is anyone's guess. I think within the next 12 months, but that's a guess.
     

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