2016 MBP available same day as WWDC?

ToomeyND

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Sorry if this has already been covered. I can't remember from years past. Is it expected that any updates to the mac line at WWDC 2016 will be available to purchase same day? Or will there be a few months wait time?

I am thinking of selling my 11" MBA now before any announcements to get the most value from it, then upgrading to a MBP next month when it is announced, assuming it is available same day. I would rather not go the summer without a laptop.

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

Samuelsan2001

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There is no indication that WWDC will be the platform for the MacBook Pro launches, it is a software developers conference. Its possible it's happened before when they have had a new product to show off.


But there is no guarantee and there is no current reason to believe the rMBP will have a new design either, it may just be a chip and port upgrade in the same chassis and a silent update at any time from now.

In other words no one knows.
 

ToomeyND

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There is no indication that WWDC will be the platform for the MacBook Pro launches, it is a software developers conference. Its possible it's happened before when they have had a new product to show off.


But there is no guarantee and there is no current reason to believe the rMBP will have a new design either, it may just be a chip and port upgrade in the same chassis and a silent update at any time from now.

In other words no one knows.
Thank you for the reply. I understand that we do not know when the new products will be announced. I was more concerned with the availability of the products after they are announced.

I'll roll the dice on new MBPs getting announced in the next month or so. I do not want to do that if there is a history of the newly announced computers taking three months to come to market.
 

Coldmode

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Thank you for the reply. I understand that we do not know when the new products will be announced. I was more concerned with the availability of the products after they are announced.

I'll roll the dice on new MBPs getting announced in the next month or so. I do not want to do that if there is a history of the newly announced computers taking three months to come to market.
In the past, updates to existing Mac lines are available the day they are announced. When there's a hardware revision, the release date can lag a bit. Recent examples are the 5k iMac and the 12" retina MacBook. If the design of the MBP doesn't change, I expect you'll be able to buy a refreshed version that day. If it does, which seems likely since they probably wouldn't be saving a release for WWDC if it was just a spec bump, the new product will be available a week or so later, probably.
 

ToomeyND

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In the past, updates to existing Mac lines are available the day they are announced. When there's a hardware revision, the release date can lag a bit. Recent examples are the 5k iMac and the 12" retina MacBook. If the design of the MBP doesn't change, I expect you'll be able to buy a refreshed version that day. If it does, which seems likely since they probably wouldn't be saving a release for WWDC if it was just a spec bump, the new product will be available a week or so later, probably.
Thank you. I can definitely handle a week or two. :)
 

hallux

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In 2012 they did announce MacBook Pros, the last version of the non-Retina and the first version of Retina were announced at WWDC and released that day. I wouldn't expect to get one shipped the next day unless you are refreshing their site like a "madman" as soon as the products go live. You will likely have a delayed ship date due to demand for the new model.

This is all providing that Apple HAS a new model planned for release, but it's not unheard of for new laptops to be released at WWDC.
 

pat500000

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Sorry if this has already been covered. I can't remember from years past. Is it expected that any updates to the mac line at WWDC 2016 will be available to purchase same day? Or will there be a few months wait time?

I am thinking of selling my 11" MBA now before any announcements to get the most value from it, then upgrading to a MBP next month when it is announced, assuming it is available same day. I would rather not go the summer without a laptop.

Thanks in advance for the help!
maybe you could get 2015?
 

maflynn

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Is it expected that any updates to the mac line at WWDC 2016 will be available to purchase same day?
No one really knows, I think there's been times that the computers were available the same day, and other times, its been a week or two later.