Apple still offer non retina MBP after new 13"?

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  1. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

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    Is it likely that apple will discontinue the previous 13" MBP model after they release the new retina one? I would personally love the older model at a marginally lower price. Any opinions?
     
  2. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    i think itll be a similar situation to the 15. theyll slowly phase out the cMBP over the next year or two
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    if there even is a 13 rMBP, I still believe the 13" retina display that being talked about is for the AIR why have 2 13" models especially when they are making the MBPs very air like with the blade SSD and soldered RAM and no optical drive
     
  4. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    the only thing that would make it plausible to have both is if the 13"rmbp came with dedicated graphics. but I agree, your scenario is more likely
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Apple have had 3 MacBooks in the 13" range at the same time, previously. 2 doesn't seem such a mad proposition.
     
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    I'd hope they keep a non-retina in order to keep the price down for entry level MBP.
     
  7. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    There's a chance it'll be offered to educational establishments until they're all gone, but I'm fairly sure it'll disappear after the next refresh. At least from consumer retail channels.
     
  8. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    The standard 13" MBP is their biggest seller among notebooks, it isn't going away anytime soon.
     
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    As do I. OS X is a good platform and people use it for more than just bling, "bragging rights", "compensation for a biological abnormality", et cetera...
     
  10. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Yea..people have wanted the 13 to die for a long time or atleast not called a MacBook Pro. What folks forget is we had a 12" PowerBook also..

    I don't think the era of and expandable small computer is gone yet in the Mac world
     
  11. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I want them to bring back the MacBook if the MBP line all goes to Retina.
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    im sure they have all had their differences too when there was 3

    a rMPB 13 wthout a deticated GPU ", blade SSD and soldered RAM it would be a MBA
     
  13. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Not with 16GB RAM and a Retina Display.
     
  14. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    well player Mauer
     
  15. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    that would increase the price a lot for still an entry level MBP
     
  16. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Touché.
     
  17. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    exactly. until they can sell a rMBP for around $1100-$1200 there will absolutely be a 13" cMBP
     
  18. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    this "new" technology is still too new, IMHO this rMBP launch was done to prove that:
    - Apple can still marvel us with innovative products even after Saint Steve Jobs left us: so please stay iTuned on Apple and don't stray and buy a PC...

    - BetaTest the new machines and the direction that Apple wants to go thanks to its huge customer base: 100,000s of rMBP sold worldwide offering a huge amount of feedback on display, battery, graphic card, software and assembly issues building a treasure of information to be used for the next refresh, which in my opinion will be the real rMBP possibly with new CPUs?

    cMBP is a solid product still, proven over the years and I don't think they would just wipe it off the whole catalog just to force us to go Retina so soon.

    They are still facing challenges with the neglected Mac Pro and iMac lines if they loose that segment of professional customers which is what gave Apple a certain appeal over the decades, they will have only one direction left: iToys
    and that will make them loose more loyal customers, gain new ones for sure but still loose many of us that followed Apple for so many years lowering the brand to the same level of the many other gadget makers.



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  19. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    No. There will always be a 13" Air and rMBP 13". The former always being underpowered and undernourished. *That* is enough difference to keep them both around each targeting different users and price points.

    Eventually though, I believe the entire MacBook line will be all retina within 12-18 months.
     
  20. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    The 13 rmbp if it does exist, I believe the pricing would equal the base 15 cmbp.
    So the entry level mbp would always be the 13 cmbp.
     

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