2016 MBP available same day as WWDC?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ToomeyND, May 4, 2016.

  1. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    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!
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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.
  3. ToomeyND thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    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.
  4. Coldmode macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2010
    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.
  5. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Just Google the Retina MacBookPro introduction at WWDC and see when it was available after that.


    The world is always moving forward and Apple currently delays its product updates.
    Maybe ... just maybe ... you might find something else.
  6. ToomeyND thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    Thank you. I can definitely handle a week or two. :)
  7. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    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.
  8. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    maybe you could get 2015?
  9. lympero macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2008
    Arta, Greece
    Getting the 2015 with 2013 internals is not an option for many people I believe.
  10. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    I guess the only option is to wait.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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.

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