2 Q's: MBP Redesign and USB 3.0

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Z1NX, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Z1NX macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009

    1st Q:
    I know a speed bump is due sometime in January/February, but when do you think we'll see a redesign? Maybe the speed bumped version maybe redesigned? Or do you think we won't be seeing one for a few years now?

    2nd Q:
    Do you think this MBP coming out in Q1 2010 will have USB 3.0? If it doesn't, that might stop me from getting it now, and waiting for the next update. We WILL need the 3.0 speeds, especially in the future!

    Stef x
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'm going to give you the answers mostly everyone will give you on this forum.

    1. No one knows.
    2. No one knows.


    My take

    1. I don't think so. We just got the unibodies. I think they would be crazy for a redesign after all the money they invested into the unibody. This model just came out, redesign, probably not for years.

    2. USB 3.0 in 1st Quarter. Definitely not. I can almost say that with 100% certainty. Due to the fact Apple uses Intel Mainboards, and Intel said they aren't putting USB 3.0 into their stuff till 2011.

    Edit: Oh and also, it's not just a minor speedbump coming. People are anticipating a new processor line which would make the machine quite faster. No one knows if that's coming Q1 2010 or a little while down the line.
  3. borcanm macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2008
    1. No
    2. No

    It sucks but its the best guess of what will happen.
  4. opeter macrumors 65832


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    1. I don't think so
    2. Yes, but you never know, what Apple will do... the have the Intel thing called Lightpeak or whatever it was. Apple was always a company who had his own "standards"... ADB port for Keyboards, ADC port for monitors, Mini Displayport (however, thisone is finally an industry standard), etc.
  5. Takashi macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
  6. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    why is everybody asking for a redesign?
    i mean, is it just because people always want something new?
    the unibodys just came out, and they're really really good.
    the only "redesign" i can possibly see apple making is maybe changing the type of metal they use or something to be more scratch/dent resistant.
    i doubt they'll change the design whatsoever for a long long long time, because i doubt they'll find something better.
    they just redesigned the plastic macbook to be the exact same, so they obviously really like this design.
    i just wish the metal was different.
  7. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    USB3 is on its way out, light peak will most likely replace it.
  8. toke lahti macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2007
    Helsinki, Finland
    Maybe not, but that is totally wrong reason.
    Apple is fully capable of using other vendors chips than intel.
    Just checked from ifixit's teardown that Apple uses LSI's fw chip in 13" MBP.
    If they can use other vendors for fw why not for usb3?

    Or maybe usb3 licencing is really a bag of hurt...
  9. codo macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2006
    England, United Kingdom
    I personally don't see anything too revolutionary other than the likely update of the CPU/GPU.

    For me, the current generation MBPs are absolutely sufficient... So I got one! 15 in 2.66 MacBook Pro ordered on Saturday, delivered on Monday, sitting at home, although my partner won't let me open it until Christmas day... Damn Christmas presents!
  10. MrBrekke macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2009
    just my guess:

    USB 3.... not coming to a mac near you.
    Light peek is coming Apple and Intel is pushing it.

    new processors is coming. looks like a good performance boost.

    redesign.. nope not going to happen any time soon. Apple is going the "green" way with this unibody (it is really a nice design) might be that they round the edges a bit.. (hoping for that)

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