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

grmlin

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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.
 
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collin_

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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?
 
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Howard2k

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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?


Slower SSD? Fusion drive?

(kidding, mostly)
 
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theapplehead

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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.
 
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lambertjohn

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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!
 
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Tyler89

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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
 
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siroht

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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

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.
 
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Never mind

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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!

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
 
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JPack

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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.
 
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x-evil-x

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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.
 
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gadgetfreaky

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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
 
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x-evil-x

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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
After they just updated the whole line with current 2019 keyboards I give the chance of a new keyboard design 5%.
 
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gadgetfreaky

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After they just updated the whole line with current 2019 keyboards I give the chance of a new keyboard design 5%.
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.
 
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twanj

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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 product...you prolly want to stay that way.
 
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JPack

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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 product...you prolly want to stay that way.

Why is there an assumption the new October MacBooks are completely new designs instead of being iterative?
 
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Nacho98

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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.
 
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eattherich

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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?

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.
 
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garethjs

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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
 
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x-evil-x

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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.
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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