15-Inch MacBook Pro Delivery Estimates Slip Ahead of New Models Expected Next Week

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    Apple has updated its online store to indicate that 15-inch MacBook Pro orders placed today are now estimated for free delivery between June 6-8 in the United States, coinciding with its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.

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    The delivery estimates lend credence to a report claiming Apple plans to announce new MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook models at the WWDC keynote on June 5. The notebooks are expected to receive internal improvements only, including an upgrade to Intel's faster Kaby Lake processors.

    13-inch MacBook Pro models remain in stock for delivery as early as tomorrow in the United States and several other countries. It's unclear if that's because Apple plans to refresh only the 15-inch MacBook Pro next week, or if supplies of the 13-inch models are simply more plentiful ahead of WWDC.

    Kaby Lake processors appropriate for a 13-inch MacBook Pro appear to be readily available, so a refresh shouldn't be ruled out.

    Nevertheless, Apple has staggered the release of the MacBook Pro in the past. In 2015, for example, it released a 13-inch model in March, and a 15-inch model in May. In 2012, Apple unveiled the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display at WWDC in June, while a 13-inch model didn't launch until October.

    A spot check shows 15-inch MacBook Pro delivery estimates are similarly as long in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and several other countries.

    Apple last refreshed the MacBook Pro in October 2016, after the notebook went 527 days without being updated. In contrast, only 220 days will have passed if Apple launches new MacBook Pro models on June 5, below the average timeframe of 320 days between any two MacBook Pro generations.

    (Thanks, Martin!)

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  2. joshwenke macrumors regular

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    Apple, please amaze me... or you'll be amazed by how fast I stop supporting you guys. I've been barely holding on for too long, this is your last shot.
     
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    ... that's weird. i thought that macbook is selling so INCREDIBLY well, why does it need an update after such a short period of time? ;-)

    if it's true, i would be very happy if apple listens to people. i'm really, really curious.
     
  5. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    Hopefully they'll update the Macbook 12". I'm in need of replacing my Macbook Air 13" 2012 model.
     
  6. Stella macrumors G3

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    Reduce the price and include a more powerful GPU!
     
  7. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    ^No, my last post isn't a joke. I'm serious. This product needs an SD card slot.
     
  8. Porco macrumors 68030

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    Someone I work with really needs a new MBP, I am really hoping (though not expecting) they add a port or two back. But I would guess this will probably just be a minor performance bump.
     
  9. chfilm macrumors 68000

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    Anybody thinks we can expect better battery life?
     
  10. 544263 Suspended

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    educated guess: they've removed the headphone jack and some fanboys will be very happy about it, because the price has only increased 30% this time (as opposed to 40% last year) ;-)
     
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    My early 2011 15" MacBook Pro needs up dating. If it only had USB3 and Thunderbolt 2.
     
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    Wonder what dGPU they're going to go with here.
     
  13. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, though to be fair, previous updates came roughly every 9-12 months. It was only the delay between May 2015 and October 2016 that didn't meet that timetable. So an update in June could be seen as a return to the original timetable (or an admission the 15" isn't shifting as well as they wanted).
     
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    It might include the new battery pack it was supposed to come with last time.
     
  15. Larry The L Suspended

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    You guys are incredible. If apple doesn't update you complain. If apple does update, you complain. You might be happier with a windows machine.
     
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    Good news for you: they still have the pre-Touch Bar MBPs around which are pretty much the better buy compared to these overpriced lumps of fancy aluminium.
     
  17. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if I'm wrong here, but for the portable aren't we on Intel's clock at this point? Apple seems to be pretty forthcoming as long as the hardware is there from Intel.
     
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    sounds legit.
     
  19. paul4339 macrumors 65816

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    For those that expecting new slots and ports... read the article: only internal updates are expected ... so don't get your hopes up.

    They just refreshed the MBP... my guess, if anything, they may do something with the MBA which hasn't been updated since early 2015.
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    I think they are running scared right now.
     
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    Probably minor improvement. Nothing too amazing.
     
  22. Larry The L Suspended

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    I need 8 slots. When will apple do this?
     
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    almost there. i have switched to linux in 12/2016 and indeed i am happy. ... it's so much fun to read what apple is doing when you are not affected anymore by all the "courage", haha ...
     
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    When was the last time Apple brought back a feature they removed?
    I'm serious. I don't recall.
     

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