Any chance of a MBP update in febuary??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jakedono, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jakedono macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2010
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    Now I know this will be branded as "another one of those threads"....but can you hear me out.

    I am in the Market for 13" MBP. I have looked in all of the threads and most peoples predictions vary. I am going traveling at the beginning of march and wanted to know if there was any chance of an update before then or should I just go off and buy one now?

    Thx in advance :)
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    There may be a high chance of an update but no one can give you a definite answer, sorry. If your travels start early March, I suggest you hold off until then. If you must have it now, buy it now.
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    There is a possibility, but nobody knows for sure. The best advice is to not worry about upgrades and just buy when the computer does what you need it to and your old one does not.
  4. INEEDANOTEBOOK macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2010
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  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Dual core Sandy Bridges will be released on February 20th, so unless Apple gets early access, it won't happen before that.
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    I am going to stick with March because only 28 days exist in February, which gives it a lower statistical odds of being the month in which a new MBP is released.:confused:
  7. mrsavage1 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    This is a very illogical way of thinking. The only statistical probability that matters would be the pervious rounds of refresh periods all pointing to a feburary purchase date, which macrumors keeps.

    I believe late feb has a very high chance of a refresh
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Only if you take it seriously rather than as a joke.... ;)
  9. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    my wish list in 2011

    1.mbp update ASAP; at this point, I don't care.. just release the damn machine already
    2.ipad 2 w/ HIGH res SOON
    3.iphone 5 in june in VERIZON tv 2 w/ 3rd party app support: air video!!!!
  10. pedrofan, Jan 17, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011

    pedrofan macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Don't expect new macbook pros before april.

    They usually keep two months between their product upgrades, as they have to let some time to people to buy the previous product without distractions of new ones. If they upgrade ipad in the next few weeks, they will wait, at least, a month or two to release new macbook pros, as they compete with iPad protagonism.

    This is my bet for 2011. It is not that hard to make predictions, as they usually acts so predictable.

    February - Ipad 2
    April - Macbook Pro
    June - iPhone 5
    September - iPod line (three months gap because of august holydays)
    November - iMacs

    I have an old fujitsu laptop that is dying between my hands, and I am as dessesperated as you for the macbook pro upgrade. I have the daily fight with myself for not buying the current Macbook pro model and waiting.

    It is so hard, but we have to wait... Or not ;)
  11. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    I'm with you on the majority of those dates but why wouldn't they update the iMac in mid-summer (July) like last year?
  12. pedrofan macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    "Small" spec upgrades happens every 6 months or so with macbook pros and Imacs. July upgrade was a small upgrade. But big imac upgrades usually comes in november.

    I think that macbook pros and Imacs are going to take a big upgrade this year, not only in internal hardware. It should be so strange that they upgrade more than one product at the same time or even closer than two months.

    Don't forget that Lion is going to be released in summer, so don't be surprised if they wait till June to release new macbook pros, as apple don't follow fashions.
  13. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    Yes, I think I will describe my state as "dessesperated" from now on.

    I'm guessing this is a quasi-portmanteau of desperate + exasperated. That would fit well, me thinks!
  14. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    While my formula was said in a jocular manner, you must keep in mind that
    1) Apple is completely random in their time and pattern of updates
    2) Not all Sandy Bridge processors have even been officially released
    3) Most Sandy Bridge processors that have been released are probably not up to full production quota
    4) The 15 and 17 inch MBP may not get updated at all this time
  15. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
  16. Jdstew1234 macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2010
    So April maybe?
  17. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Arrandale mbp's were released mid April of last year. If Feb 20 is the release date of dual core SB CPU's, April sounds about right.

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