Analyst: MacBook Pro, iMacs at WWDC?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Analyst Gene Munster published a report on his expectations for WWDC.

    Munster expects new MacBook Pros and "also possible" a new iMac at the developer's conference in June. This echos many recent rumors reports found on the interent. As well, he expects that Apple will host a separate event in late June to launch the iPhone, rather than launch at WWDC itself.

    Meanwhile, it appears Munster uses our Buyer's Guide as a source of information on updates:
    This data correlates to our Buyer's Guide numbers which are generated based on our own product tracking statistics.

  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Does this mean that Arn can start charging for his predictions? ;)
  3. sionharris macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2006
    i'd love to be a parrot, sorry i mean an analyst
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Kinda funny that MacRumors is reporting a story about somebody quoting something MacRumors said. But it's not the first time.
  5. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Maybe someone will pay me to be an analyst just for reading and regurgitating MacRumors content.

    Hmmm. Since I generate ORIGINAL content and submissions on MacRumors, maybe someone will pay me for THAT.


  6. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    Boston, MA

    I'm so excited about this though... Although it means I probably do have to wait three weeks for the next update, and it won't be any sooner. I already knew that though.

    512MB GPU in the 15" please!
  7. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    i'm still hoping for a redesign and hopefully a good upgrade. i'd love to see a tower that is more powerful than the i mac but less then a mac pro, or even comparable to a imac.
  8. macintel4me macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    My thoughts exactly. :D
  9. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    Having 512MB on the GPU isn't really worth it on a laptop like the MBP IMO. But having said that, I am hoping they do because that will mean the cheaper MBP will come with 256MB and that is the version I want to get. :)
  10. shikimo macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2007
    Lyon, France
    You and me both...but was there an actual rumor of this? If so I missed it.
  11. Clive At Five macrumors 65816

    Clive At Five

    May 26, 2004
    St. Paul, MN
    So speaking of your buyer's guide, might I suggest a means to make the ratings a little more accurate?

    I don't want to get into it here, but it involves more accurate statistical measures.

    I mean just because one would be reaching an average release time doesn't mean it's significantly closer to an actual release... It also depends on the consistency of the release dates.

  12. Donnacha macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    I think you'll find that an increasing number of laptop buyers plan to use them with external monitor, keyboard and mouse when at home - and nowhere is this more true than with Apple laptops, due to the lack of a reasonably priced headless option. For mainstream Mac buyers who already have or prefer a separate monitor, a laptop is the only realistic option. I suspect this is a deliberate strategy on the part of Apple.

    This trend means that the GPU needs to be capable of doing a good job with 24" or even 30" screen. Yes, Apple's tech specs for the 256MB MBP GPU claim to be capable of 2560 x 1600 but it's doubtful the performance is great at that resolution.

    Expect special emphasis on this form of non-mobile use when the MBP GPUs are next upgraded i.e. "The Complete Desktop Replacement" etc.
  13. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    What are these analysts paid for? All they do is reiterate what we all say...
  14. LaDirection macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2006
    HIGHLY unlikely. WWDC will be all 10.5 and iLfe 2007 with a healthy dose of iPhone hyping since June 11th is close close to the device's launch. They will not overshadow these flagships products with any MORE products, unless they are minor unannounced updates that pop up with the rest once the Apple store comes back online.
  15. bdj21ya macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    I like the SCV better than the Frisby Golf.

    I see where you're going with this statistical improvement, but given the low sample size of Mac refreshes, is it really going to make enough of a difference?
  16. solice macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2007
    I am dying to get a MacBook Pro!!!

    I can honestly tell you all that I am a die-hard .NET developer who is fed up with Vista and windows in general... too many virus, bugs ... etc You know the usual complains from PC....

    If they don't update the MBP by WWDC, I will still go ahead with the order...

    Going back to the analyst predication... I could have predicted that as well....
  17. inkswamp macrumors 68030


    Jan 26, 2003
    They do attempt to accumulate information and make predictions based on it, including info found at sites like Macrumors. However, I think Macrumors ought to post a terms of usage note on the buyer's guide page that says it's free for personal use but must be purchased for corporate or commercial usage. MR does all the work to maintain this information and these high-paid analysts come along and siphon off the info they need for free? Screw that. These guys should be paying. They're making money using that info.
  18. Spades macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
    If there were no new products at WWDC I think there would be a minor revolt. The only new things to come out since last year are slightly bumped MacBooks and a new BTO option for the Mac Pro. Even the iPods have languished. They're long overdue to release something new or significantly improved.
  19. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007
    After the no-show of ANY Mac products at MacWorld, I would think some sort of minor revolt would be in order should WWDC also be a bust. Hey Steve, an octo-core Mac Pro is fine, but how about some new video cards already?
  20. wallinbl macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2003
    The number of days since released are fairly easy to determine. It's not like MacRumors has a corner on that information. An analyst surely has the product release dates available while rendering an opinion.
  21. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
    The Mac mini is the only Mac without the Core 2 Duo. When is it going to be upgraded? :(

    Shouldn't we at least expect the same specs as the MacBook? Or are Apple going to release a new form-factor for the Mac mini? Is the :apple:TV a hint at things to come for the Mac mini? Even less power but at a lower price?

    Even at a lower price, the :apple:TV has a better GPU than the Mac mini. :confused:
  22. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    I agree that he stole it. Yes, the info is easy to get. But c'mon, we all know he (they) read these sites because they have mentioned that they do. The rumor community is their major source of "checks." What nonsense. It all just repeats what was first in rumor sites.

  23. zinj macrumors member

    May 23, 2007

    Not sure if this has been posted before, but anyone notice that the Amazon $150 MBP rebate cutoff date for purchase is 5/28/07? That's next Monday.
  24. Bobthemonkey macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2006
    Mac mini will probably get upgraded in line with the MB, or if not, at least Core 2. Probably due to his Steveness hypeing the 64bit-ness of 10.5 and now all macs are 64bit.
  25. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    And Amazon put iLife and iWork 07 up for pre order in January.

    I think they must be working off inside information. :rolleyes:

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