Are people who bought the 2019 MacBook Pro planning to upgrade in October?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    I just got the 15" 2019 MacBook Pro base model.

    Feeling kinda bad that Apple may do a re-design in October.

    But at the same time, first gen...
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    The 2019s will still keep working.

    It's like when the 2016s came out. The 2015s still kept working. It's not like they suddenly stop.
  3. Cmgreen macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2019
  4. grmlin macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2015
    I really need a replacement for my 2014 15“, so my office ordered one for me. I don’t see any significant improvements regarding performance on the horizon, so I’m fine with that.
    It’s also Apple, and their first gen anything has never been the best.

    Let’s see how long the ‘19 lasts though.
  5. collin_ macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2018
    It doesn't sound like it's going to offer much over the current models. Still an LCD and will have to use the same processors as the mid 2019. We're basically just getting a slightly larger screen I guess?
  6. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016

    Slower SSD? Fusion drive?

    (kidding, mostly)
  7. grmlin macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2015
    A larger screen and probably an even crazier price.
  8. theapplehead macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2018
    North Carolina
    I’m definitely not going to upgrade. I got a great deal on my 2019 MBP TB4. 8% off! But it still sucks knowing that a new MBP is just around the corner. However, as previously mentioned, it will be a first gen model so good luck to the beta testers who buy it.
  9. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    There's pretty much no way to stay current with Apple products. There will always be a new Macbook coming around the corner. Just use what you got and be happy with it. Old Macs work nearly as well as new ones, IMO. Some even better!
  10. VineRider macrumors regular

    May 24, 2018
    I'll be keeping mine. Chasing the latest tech is a never ending and money losing proposition
  11. Tyler89 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2019
    I’d consider it depending on the changes, features, etc. but so far I’m enjoying my 2019 15 inch. It would have to be something pretty compelling
  12. siroht macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2013
    I’m good for now enjoying my 15 2019 I9. As mentioned I will probably upgrade once substantial tech advances have been made for laptops.
  13. Never mind macrumors 6502

    Never mind

    Oct 25, 2018
    Dunedin, Florida
    If you Haven’t purchased yet, its only three months away. I would in no way purchased the current version until I see the newest version. Not too long to wait in my opinion. If you have purchased it, be happy with what you got
  14. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    1st gen butterfly keyboard and cooling system on 2016-2019 MacBook Pros.

    2nd gen scissor keyboard and cooling system for late 2019 are certainly welcome.
  15. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    In October the current machines will still be a better buy. They are the finishing stages of this design. Do you want to buy new hardware? More than likely has more issues if it’s a Redesign. The 2019’s still look amazing. I don’t see how they can improve the machines to look better besides slimmer bezels. It’s not like current gens have huge bezels already.
    That is also a big if it even happens. I still dont think there will be a redesign till next year just rumors. I’m happy with my 2019 15” 8 core 32gig ram Vega 20. How could I not be.
  16. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    if it's as hoped for-- 16.4 inches, new keyboard, and FaceID. I'll buy it- i dont care if it's above 3k as rumored that's a perfect machine for me
  17. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    After they just updated the whole line with current 2019 keyboards I give the chance of a new keyboard design 5%.
  18. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    The minor update of rev 5 or whatever of the hapless hopeless butterfly mechanism you mean? Why would that matter one bit.

    Besides Ming Kuo has predicted we go back to scissor keyboard in 2019.
  19. twanj macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    Pompano Beach, FL
    The 2019 MBP is the best (theoretically), most honed version of that model after years of iterations.

    If you've never had a 1st year model of an Apple prolly want to stay that way.
  20. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    Why is there an assumption the new October MacBooks are completely new designs instead of being iterative?
  21. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    Waiting to see, if just an iterative update to the 15" forget it. The 16" needs to be a new design and be suitable for a far wider variety of professional usage. We'll see soon enough if Apple's serious or not as the case may be...

  22. Nacho98 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2019
    Seeing as I have a mere 11 battery cycles on my 8 month old minty fresh mid-2015 15", I'll be sitting this one out. Color me intrigued, but I will wait a year or two.
  23. eattherich macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2011
    If it’s a complete redesign like we got in 2016 then I’d expect more than just screen size. The current generation has had lots of thermal issues so I’d expect a redesigned cooling system at the very least. I’d also guess there’ll be Face ID, a much improved camera, and a completely new keyboard. I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Touch Bar got some kind of refresh as well.
  24. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    There is no way Apple is going to update the 13 and 15” less than 6 months after they were last updated.

    They let the entry level 13” sit for over 2 years and then just updated them a month ago when there was no need to do so if there was any truth behind new 13” models

    The way I see it, this 16” is an extension of the current MacBook line up. We’ll see it announced in October and then like the Mac Pro come at a later date, maybe early next year.

    Given the cost and the niche market it’s targeting it will be only suitable for youtube reviewers.

    Then this same design will come in a 12-14” form factor become more affordable and eventually replace the older 13 and 15”

    The 13 and 15” will simply not be updated again
  25. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    Why would Apple release all these 2019 models if they plan on releasing a different keyboard a few months after? Doesn’t make much sense to me. Doesn’t make much sense that Apple put more r&d into the butterfly keyboard and updated the parts on them just to kill them off a few months later. I’d be shocked if apple released a different keyboard if we do get a 16” this year. Just seems less likely even though the rumors.

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