I am writing this thread to ask the community on the situation of a new MacBookPro for school, and whether or not it is a good idea to purchase now or wait till later. I am torn between a 2015 (Early) MacBookPro vs. 2015/16 (Late)(Early) MacbookAir/Pro (Skylake). I have read countless articles concerning this topic and I am still unsure. My original plan was to get a: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display w/ 3.1GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage(obviously because $500 for 512GB is ridiculous) Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Force Touch trackpad Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide Such a powerful computer like this, I think, I would get because of the hard work for my senior year of high school and definitely four years or more of college, because lets be real macs last for a while and they are expensive. So, I need to make the right decision to buy now or wait. I also see a lot of commentators suggest the idea that if you need it now you should buy now, because then you will always be waiting for the "next best thing" in a laptop. However, I can possibly get by my last year of high school without it, although it would be a great advantage to have. If so, and I could wait the extra year, I would get the Skylake MacBookPro. Should I take advantage of the back to school deal and get the free headphones and possibly resell them to counter the cost of the computer? (btw, anyone who is still thinking about the deal, an extra 200 dolars off the computer, ends on the 18th of September). And who thinks this set up for the 13" MacbookPro is a good one? If not, then what? I also want to inquire about how effective and powerful the Skylake processors will be as compared to Broadwell? Update: Is Apple refurbished reliable? Assuming it is would getting a: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display w/ 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Force Touch trackpad Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide be wise? (Because I know that new laptops will cost more money in general than refurbished, and that in the future newer computers will cost more money and I feel as though the Early 2015 MacBook Pros are the edge of price and power. It is as though Apple is packing the last few features into the Macbook before they re-do it.) Would it also be a smart thing to wait till September 9th when the new iPhones come out just in case a Mac announcement is made (most likely not)(the back to school deal will still be going on)?